Three armed, masked intruders have forced their way into an elderly Greek couple’s home in Sydney’s south on Tuesday night and assaulted them before ransacking the property.
According to The St George & Sutherland Shire Leader, the man, 81, and his wife, 76, were shaken but not seriously injured after the home invasion at Carlton at about 11.30pm.
Police said one of the intruders allegedly held down the 76-year-old woman on the couch, while the other two intruders ran upstairs to find the 81-year-old man in bed. They allegedly held a gun to his head and demanded money.
Footage released by Nine News shows the Greek male victim to be the founder of Marrickville’s Hellenic Patisserie and Gelato Bar, Dimos Scoullis.
Mr Scoullis’ son told Nine News the only way the invaders were stopped was after the 81-year-old “played dead.”
Police said the invaders fled the scene, stole the couple’s manual car and after being unable to drive it, they crashed and escaped on foot.
They remain on the run and police are calling for anyone with information to come forward.
Source: Nine News.