Terrified residents looked on in horror as men wearing balaclavas stormed a Dundee house.
The men allegedly assaulted the occupants of the Kirkton home before robbing them and fleeing in a car.
The incident happened in Craigmore Street at 10.30pm on Sunday.
One man, who asked not to be identified, said he saw the incident unfold as he looked out of his window.
He said: “It was shocking. It was like something out of a movie.
“I heard shouting and screaming and banging.
“When I looked I saw men in balaclavas hammering on the door of the house using a proper police battering ram.
“The door broke down and the men stormed inside.”
It’s understood that there was a man, a woman and a teenager inside the property at the time.
The witness said: “They were screaming. They must have been terrified.”
He added that police were called but the men who broke in had left before officers arrived.
“Police have spent time at the house ever since. I saw forensic officers there earlier today,” he said.
Sarah Higgins, 36, a nurse who also stays in the street, said that there were incidents involving the police there most weekends.
She said: “It’s got really bad. This latest incident is shocking.
“It must have been absolutely terrifying for the family.”
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police are investigating a robbery which occurred at an address in Craigmore Street about 10.30pm on Sunday.
“Three men entered an address, assaulted the occupants and stole items before leaving in a small, dark-coloured car.
“If anyone has information please call 101 or speak with any police officer.”