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'If they got a hold of us we were dead': Melbourne mum's horror as machete-wielding intruders threatened baby



A traumatised mother has described the moment she begged for her baby's life when a group of men allegedly broke into her Melbourne home with machetes.

The family of three awoke to a Mercedes G Wagon pulling into their driveway, minutes later a gang of five men allegedly broke into their Keilor Park home.

The group were allegedly armed with machetes and demanded the family's car keys while making threats towards their one-year-old baby.

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The parents, who want to remain anonymous, said they handed over the keys and ran for their lives.

"It was no question in my mind that if they got a hold of us we were dead," the 31-year-old mum told 9News.

"I was like 'please, please, I have a baby, I have a baby' [they said] we don't give a f— about your baby.

"They were like demons, possessed."

The father jumped over the fence as the mother passed their child to him, before going back to save their dog. She then followed her partner over the fence.

The family made it out to the street safely, where they were assisted by neighbours while waiting for police to arrive.

The group then allegedly fled the home with the family's Volkswagen Golf before police arrived at the scene.

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The couple said the incident has left them traumatised and they don't want to return home.

"It's not that we don't feel safe here. It feels like we don't feel safe almost anywhere."

Investigators arrested four males at a home in Yarraville yesterday and charged three of them.

A 16-year-old was arrested and bailed.

A 17-year-old was arrested and charged, along with an 18-year-old.

Another 22-year-old was released.

Police are still looking for two more alleged suspects, described as being of African appearance.

Investigators are also hunting a Mercedes G Wagon with CAX285 plates.

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