Police are hunting for screwdriver-wielding burglars who stole £2,000, jewellery and mobile phones from a property in Maidenhead while the occupants were sleeping.

Between 10.40pm and 11.15pm on Thursday (June 20), around five or six people broke into the property, in Fairway, while the occupants – a man, woman and their two young children – were asleep.

They slapped the man and threatened him with a screwdriver before making off with £2,000 in cash, jewellery, including a wedding ring and three mobile phones.

Investigating officer, PC Rebecca Stevens of Force CID, said: “This was a shocking offence where the offenders have forced their way into a family home while the occupants were sleeping.

“The offenders have then assaulted and threatened one of the victims with a screwdriver, before stealing a number of items, including a wedding ring.

“Thankfully, the two young children did not wake up during the offence and the victims were not injured.

“The offenders were all wearing black clothing and had their faces covered with masks.

“It is believed the offenders travelled to and from the location in a silver Audi, potentially an old version of the A3 or A4 model.

“I believe someone, somewhere will have information about this offence, and I would urge them to contact police with any information.”

Call 101 with information quoting reference 43190186851 or make a report online.