Two men raided a house with a firearm, tying up a 50-year-old man inside by his feet and wrists with tape before they fled with a large amount of cash, electrical items and jewellery.
The aggrevated burglary took place in Whateley Road, East Dulwich on September 23, where the victim was home alone.
The man heard someone coming down his stairs and assumed it was his partner returning home early, but was then confronted by two unknown men, one of whom was holding a firearm.
They demanded money before hitting him over the head with the weapon. They also attempted to discharge it several times unsuccessfully, leading police to believe it may have been an imitation.
The victim struggled with the suspects before they bound his feet and wrists with tape. They pushed him into the downstairs toilet before raiding the house.
The victim was eventually able to escape and alerted his neighbours, who called police at around 3.30pm.
One of the suspects is described as being of Middle Eastern European appearance, of slight build, in his late teens or early 20s, with dark brown skin, black hair, a black beard and a thin pointed nose. He did not appear to speak a lot of English and was repeatedly heard to say “money, money, money”.
The second suspect is described as being an Asian man, possibly south-east Asian, of a stockier build, around 5ft 10ins tall. He had short black hair and was wearing blue latex gloves.
PC Daisy Puplett, of the Central South Command Unit, said: “I urge anyone who may have been in the vicinity at this time and date and saw two males acting suspiciously to contact us immediately. The victim was left terrified following this traumatic incident and we are doing everything we can to find those responsible.”
Anyone who has information that could assist police is asked to call 101 quoting reference Cad 4757/23Sept.
Alternatively, tweet @MetCC, or to remain 100% anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Pictured: Whateley Road
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