POLICE are hunting three men who threatened and assaulted a woman in her Chelmsley Wood home.
West Midlands Police say three masked men armed with screwdrivers and a machete smashed a window and forced their way into a house in Whitebeam Road, then ran off.
The alleged attack on the 43-year-old took place on February 19 at around 9.40pm
Although the investigation is in the early stages detectives believe the property was targeted in error.
A full search of the area by officers has been carried out and house-to-house enquiries are being conducted.
High visibility patrols have been stepped up in the area to reassure the local community.
Detective Inspector Nicholas Barnes, said: “This was a cowardly crime, carried out on a family home, where people have every right to feel safe.
“I want to reassure people that incidents like this are very rare and we are doing everything we can to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident to trace and arrest the people responsible.
“I would urge anyone who saw anything suspicious near to the property last night, or has any other information which could help us to get in touch. No matter how trivial you think that information is, it could prove vital to the investigation.”
Anyone with information should contact police online at www.west-midlands.police.uk or by calling 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 and quote crime number 20SH/48814Z/21.