AN elderly Pedmore couple were threatened by armed robbers with a machete in an attempted carjacking at their home.

The terrifying incident happened in broad daylight in Stevens Road at around 3pm on Monday February 11.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "It is believed a woman was threatened with a machete, before running into her house where she was followed by two masked men.

"The men were challenged by the homeowner before they fled empty handed on a red and black scooter."

The victims suffered minor injuries during the confrontation and were treated at the scene, the spokesman added.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact police, quoting log number 1374 of 11/02, via Live Chat at between 8am and midnight, or to call 101 anytime or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.