Gang threatened to kill daughter during robbery
A GANG of men threatened to kill a young girl during a robbery before getting away with cash and gold.
The four men targeted the home of takeaway owner Farooq Younis, in Woodthorpe, while he was abroad.
But his wife and four daughters were at home at the time when four men broke in through the French doors at the back of the house.
They went upstairs and found Mr Younis' wife Sarhat in one room with daughters Zaynah, 12, Zara, seven, and Sumaiya, three, wWhile the eldest daughter, 13-year-old Sanah, was asleep in her own room.
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Mr Younis said the robbers moved all the children and his wife together and pulled the batteries and SIM cards out of their phones so they could not call for help.
They then threatened the family, saying they would kill one of the girls unless they gave them all their money. "They asked for the safe combination," said Mr Younis. "My wife said she didn't know it.
"Then they said they'd kill my daughter, and said, 'don't you care about your daughter?'."
He said his wife then gave them the combination code but, after they were unable to open the safe, the robbers made daughter Zaynah do it.
The men took a substantial amount of money and gold and made their getaway by car.
Mr Younis, who owns Spice takeaway in Mapperley, is now offering a £10,000 reward for any information that leads to the conviction of the robbers.
"Last night we all slept together we were so scared," he said. "They clung onto me. It was bad.
"My wife is really shaken. She's very depressed now, we've got lots of friends coming round to try and help her, the neighbours have been round with flowers. The local community and family have really helped us get through it, but it's really sad."
Mr Younis said he is now determined to catch the men.
"I want to put the reward up because I want to know who's done it, and why they've done it," he added.
"I can get the money and pay it off over three, four years.
"I want to get these people, I don't want them to do it to anyone else, they could do this to another takeaway restaurant guy."
Mr Younis was on a two-day holiday in Holland at the time. He believes the robbers knew he was not at home because when one of his daughters woke up on the night and said: "Is that you daddy?", one of the robbers replied: "I'm not daddy, daddy's on holiday."
Detective Inspector Andy Bateman said: "This was a particularly traumatic experience for the victims, some of whom were young children, who were effectively woken by the intruders and threatened into giving up their property.
"They are now being supported by officers."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Carlton Police Station on 101. Notts Police said any information they receive which is relevant to the reward would be passed to Mr Younis.