Thieves made off with a safe containing €100,000 in cash and €30,000 worth of jewellery after raiding a home in Paramytha, Limassol.
According to Limassol police, a 75-year-old man returned to his holiday house in the area at around 10am on Friday morning only to find three masked men waiting for him inside the house.
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He was bound and gagged, with the three men proceeding to break into a storeroom at the back of the house. They broke down a wall and removed the safe that was behind it.
The three suspects loaded the safe and two hunting guns into the 75-year-old’s car before making their escape.
The 75-year-old managed to untie himself at around 13:30 and immediately contacted the police.
According to the man, the safe contained €100,000 in cash and €30,000 worth of jewellery.
He descibed the robbers as appearing to be young, approximately 1.7m tall and possibly of Middle Eastern origin.