Elderly targeted in Harewood home invasion

SCENE: Police are still searching for a man who committed a home invasion at this property in Harewood. PHOTO: ANDREW KING

Police have found the vehicle stolen during a terrifying home invasion in Harewood on Monday morning.

Detectives now say three elderly people were held against their will at the Patricia Pl property, near Nunweek Park for more than three hours, not two as originally thought.

They say the offenders were looking for money.

About 7am, a man entered the house by posing as a delivery man.

He tied up the victims, in their 60’s, before leaving in their silver Toyota Vitz, registration number HFD599, police said.

Police said the victims were shaken, but uninjured.

The victims were known to the offender.

Neighbours told The Star the victims had been burgled twice in the last two months and their car had been stolen recently.

A neighbour, who did not want to be named, said the couple had also recently installed security cameras at the property because of previous burglaries.

Police are urging the offender to turn themselves in, and anyone with information to come forward. say the offender is considered dangerous and should not be approached, as it is possible he is armed.

They say the offender, described as 30-40 years old, 1.8 meters tall and of solid build is considered dangerous and should not be approached, as it is possible he is armed.

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