Cyprus Mail

Paphos family tied up, attacked in own home (updated)

Police on Thursday launched a manhunt for the perpetrators of a home invasion in Paphos early in the morning hours in which three members of a family were assaulted.

Paphos CID chief Michalis Ioannou said the force had collected a large number of evidence they were hoping would eventually lead to the arrest of the four suspects.

The hooded perpetrators broke into the Kato Paphos home through the rear aluminium kitchen door at around 3.30am.

They went up the stairs to the first floor and in the first bedroom they beat and tied up the wife before beating the daughter who had been sleeping in another bedroom.

However, when they tried to subdue the husband, he reacted and attacked the men together with his daughter, forcing them to flee the scene.

“They entered my room, they had ropes and they hit me. I started screaming but they gagged me using a sock, which they put in my mouth, and they tied me,” the woman was quoted as saying by local news portal Pafos Press.  The woman said that during the struggle the perpetrators had also placed a pillow on her face making it difficult for her to breath.

Police said the suspects did not take anything from the house but robbery has not been ruled out.

The owner told officers he didn’t suspect anyone nor did he have differences with anybody.

Ioannou said the perpetrators spoke in broken Greek.

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