Police search for group who threatened Whalan family at gunpoint

SHOCKING: Mount Druitt Police Acting Inspector Matt Ireland appealed for anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Picture: 7 News Sydney

SHOCKING: Mount Druitt Police Acting Inspector Matt Ireland appealed for anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Picture: 7 News Sydney

A mother and her young daughter, 11, were allegedly threatened at gun point during a home invasion in Whalan on Thursday.

Police said three males approached the house on Karangi Road about 10pm on April 13.

While the 11-year-old girl sat on her front steps, it’s alleged one of the males walked up and pointed a shotgun at her head.

Her mother, 33, was inside the home and was soon staring down the barrel herself, when the male entered and threatened the woman.

Mount Druitt Acting Inspector Matt Ireland said police were trying to uncover a motive for the act. “It’s an extremely violent attack. We’re obviously very concerned and worried about that,” he told reporters on Friday.

The first male is described as being of Aboriginal appearance and aged about 15. He was wearing all black with blue and white shoes.

The second male had dark skin and was wearing black, with a multi-coloured bandana covering his face. No description was offered for the third male.

Crime Stoppers, 1800 333 000.

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