Armed burglars escape with loot from Sliema residence, leaving owner tied up

Two armed and hooded men erupted into the Sliema residence on Saturday morning, tied the owner up and made away with cash and other valuables

Two burglars escaped with an unspecified amount of cash and other valuable objects from a Sliema residence this morning after forcing their way into the house and tying up the owner.

Police said that they were notified of the burglary art around 9.50am. On their arrival at the residence in Norfolk Street, they learned that two hooded and armed men had forced their way into the residence.

The burglars then tied up the 56-year-old man inside the house, before making off with various valuable objects and cash.

After the two men escaped, the victim managed to untie himself and call for assistance. Police said the man was not injured.

Police investigations are continuing.