Report: Emirati family targeted by armed intruders in London, weeks after similar attack

State media in the United Arab Emirates say a family from the Gulf federation has been targeted by armed men who forced their way into the family's London apartment, weeks after a similar attack in the British capital.

The official WAM news agency on Wednesday quoted Emirati ambassador to Britain, Abdulrahman Ghanem al-Mutaiwee, as saying that seven masked robbers forced their way in wielding hammers, knives and guns.

He says they stole money, jewelry and credit cards from the Emirati man and his wife.

On April 6, a man entered an upscale London hotel room and battered three sisters from the Emirates. Police said theft was the apparent motive.

The oil-rich UAE, a former British protectorate, has longstanding ties with the U.K. London is a popular destination for Emirati tourists.