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GRANDAD HELD AT GUNPOINT BY MASKED GANG; EXCLUSIVE.

Byline: Nick McCarthy Crime Correspondent nick.mccarthy@trinitymirror.com

A FRAIL grandad held at gunpoint in his own home has described the three armed robbers who ransacked the property as "gutless cowards".

And plucky George Michael, who suffers serious heart problems, last night issued a warning to the thugs: "Come back and face me without the gun or the facemasks."

The 60-year-old was forced onto the floor of his home in Winson Green by the gang. Following the half-hour ordeal, they made off with his flat screen TV, Volkswagen Polo motability car and an irreplaceable gold cross that belonged to his late mother.

George, who takes 31 tablets every day, has been left terrified by the ordeal last Tuesday in Augustine Grove.

Now he has urged the raiders to return his late mother's gold cross.

George said: "It is the only thing I want back.

"It's the only thing I have to remind me of her. My message to theses gutless cowards is, come back and face me without the gun or the face masks on."

George, who has three children and two grandchildren, had only taken delivery of his new, PS500 TV just fours hours before the raid, which saw the men burst into his home after tricking their way through the front door.

He had been to the doctors ear- ? TURN TOPAGE6

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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Feb 5, 2014
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