Britons targetted in armed raid

LAST UPDATED: 28 Mar, 2008 @ 14:15
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A BRITISH family have been attacked during an armed raid on their exclusive home.

The family were tied up and held at gunpoint during the attack in a private gated community where the Duchess of York is a regular visitor and footballer Glenn Hoddle owns a home.

During the raid, which took place at their home alongside Valderrama golf course, in Sotogrande, the thieves made off with cash, jewelry as well as numerous other valuables.

Understood to be from Eastern Europe, the gang of four forced their way into the property at 9pm, when only one of the family was at home.

They then laid in wait until the other three members got back a short time later, before tying them all up.

Security has been stepped up in the urbanisation, which has its own private security firm and checkpoints to get in and out.

It is understood to be the first time thieves have used weapons on a raid in the estate.

They had previously used gas sprays or raided when the occupants were not at home.

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