EastEnders actress Molly Conlin was held at knifepoint in a terrifying home raid after four masked men broke in.
The soap star, best known for playing Dotty Cotton on the BBC show from 2008 to 2010, took to Twitter over the weekend to detail the horrifying ordeal which took place in the middle of the afternoon.
Molly claimed four men “barged in, pushed her to the ground and dragged her upstairs at knifepoint” before raiding the Essex property.
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She wrote: “So I didn't know whether to write a post or not but my mum's saying it's the best thing to do as you never know if it's going to happen to you.
“At 3 o'clock today I was in my house when I got a knock on the door, I opened it thinking it was the delivery man.”
“2 tall black men barged in, pushed me to the ground, dragged me upstairs and held me at knife point while raiding my house.
“I was literally praying as I thought I was going to die.”
She added: “Little did I know 2 had come through the back of my house also and found my brothers car keys and later all jumped into his black Audi A1 and took my phone and a watch.
“They were screaming at me, telling me they was going to hurt me if I didn't give them anything while I was begging for my life being pinned down to the floor.
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“PLEASE can everyone lock their front doors as I see this happen on Facebook the other day and never thought this would happen to me.
“I’m so grateful none of my family was home at the time and it was only me. Please spread the word.”
Braintree Essex Police confirmed the incident on Saturday as they urged the public for information.
The post read: “We are appealing for information about an aggravated burglary in #Witham today, Saturday 27 June.
“We received reports that two masked men knocked at an address in Cressing Road at around 3pm before forcing their way inside.
“The men, who were described as being black, threatened a woman with a knife before carrying out a messy search of the bedrooms.
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“They made off with a watch worth a four-figure sum and a black Audi A1 Sport. Fortunately, the woman was not hurt but she was left shaken by the incident.
“We would urge anyone with information, CCTV or dash cam footage to call Braintree CID on 101 quoting incident 861 of 27/06.
“Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
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