EastEnders’ Molly Conlin held ‘at knifepoint’ in home raid: ‘Thought I was going to die’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV
EastEnders star Molly Conlin, 19, who is known for her portrayal as Dotty Cotton until 2010, has revealed she thought she was “going to die” while being “held at knifepoint” in a terrifying home raid yesterday. The BBC actress claimed she was “pushed” to the ground and “dragged upstairs”.
While Molly was alone in her house in Essex, the actress told her Twitter followers how she was held at knifepoint while four men raided her house.
The actress wrote online: “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 at my house when I got a knock on the door, I opened it thinking it was the delivery man.”
She continued: “2 tall black men barged in, pushed me to the ground, dragged me upstairs and held me at knifepoint while raiding my house.
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“I was literally praying as I thought I was going to die.”
“Little did I know 2 had come through the back of my house also and found my brother’s car keys and later all jumped into his black Audi A1 and took my phone and a watch,” she added.
“They were screaming at me, telling me they were going to hurt me if I didn’t give them anything while I was begging for my life being pinned down to the floor.”
Molly went on to announce: “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.
“We received reports that two masked men knocked at an address in Cressing Road at around 3pm before forcing their way inside,” they wrote.
“The men, who were described as being black, threatened a woman with a knife before carrying out a messy search of the bedrooms.”
It went on to confirm: “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.”
They continued: “We would urge anyone with information, CCTV or dashcam footage to call Braintree CID on 101 quoting incident 861 of 27/06.
“Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
Molly joined the BBC soap at the age of seven and told Gazette News how excited she was as it had always been a dream of hers.
The soap star divulged at the time: “I’m really excited about it because I have always wanted to be in EastEnders. All the other actors and actresses were really friendly and kind to me.”