A 50-year-old man has been hospitalised after he was beaten by thieves who broke into his flat in Nicosia on Thursday, police said.
The man was treated for head injuries and kept for observation. His condition was stable, police said.
He had been beaten by two burglars he found in his flat at 11.45am on Thursday.
The man had walked in on the pair who hit him in the head with a sharp object before fleeing the scene without taking the valuables they had gathered.
The victim was rushed to Nicosia general hospital and then to Makario hospital where he underwent surgery to treat an injury to the forehead.