A 66-year-old woman is in hospital in critical condition with head and body injuries after being attacked and robbed by two men in her Limassol apartment on Sunday morning.
The incident took place at around 8 am.
The two perpetrators tied the woman and beat her demanding the money she had in her apartment.
Limassol police spokesman, Ioannis Soteriades, told the Cyprus News Agency, it seems the robbers were waiting for the woman outside her apartment’s door.
“As soon as she stepped outside to take out the rubbish, they grabbed her, led her inside the house, tied and gagged her and beat her mercilessly demanding money,” he said.
According to reports, the robbers hit her on the head with a knuckle duster. After she fainted, they searched all over the apartment and took cash, jewellery and other valuable items.
After they left, the woman was able to free one of her hands, grab her phone and call her son, who found the 66-year-old in very bad shape and alerted authorities.
She was taken to hospital with head and body injuries. The woman is currently intubated. Her condition is considered critical but stable.
Soteriades said one of the robbers had a Cypriot accent while the other was speaking in broken Greek.
CNA reports that the two robbers are believed to have broken into the apartment building through a window. An accomplice picked them up with a car after leaving the building, reports said.
Police are searching for their whereabouts.