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Robbers assault man, housemaid during burglary

Two masked individuals tried to rob a 76-year-old, beating him and his housemaid, but eventually leaving the Nicosia home empty handed, police said.

Police said the man was sleeping on the couch when the two individuals broke into his home in Strovolos at midnight Thursday.

They hit him in the head with a bat and went into the bedroom to find valuables to steal.

They were noticed by the housemaid who tried to stop them resulting in her getting hit in the head also.

The assailants left the house empty handed while the man and the housemaid were treated in hospital and later discharged.

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