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Tied up in Limassol home and robbed of €120,000

A 75-year-old man was robbed in his Limassol home on Friday morning, with the perpetrators getting off with items and cash worth some €120,000 and his car, a police report said.

According to the report, the man, who lives alone in a holiday home in Paramytha, Limassol, realised three intruders had broken into his home at around 10am on Friday.

They assaulted him and tied him up before removing a safe, which contained jewellery and cash worth around €120,000, as well as two hunting rifles.

The three robbers fled the scene in the victim’s car, a black Mercedes with registration plates KEN850.

He was able to break free at 2pm, at which point he notified police of the incident.

CID police rushed to the scene in search of evidence that might help identify the robbers.

They are presumed to be of Arabic origin, according to the victim’s account of their accent.

He described them as young, slim, approximately 1.70 metres tall, and police suspect they had known about the safe and its contents, possibly after staking out their target.

During the robbery, they had covered their faces with red scarves and wore sunglasses and hats.

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