Elderly couple attacked and robbed in Tunapuna

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Elderly couple attacked and robbed in Tunapuna

An elderly couple was robbed overnight at their Tunapuna home.

Around 12:15 am, the victim was at his St Thomas Street, Tunapuna home, when he heard a loud noise at the back of the house.

Upon checking, he was confronted by a man who was holding a cutlass.

The suspect announced a hold-up and allegedly began attacking the elderly man, said to be in his 90s.

The victim managed to push away the suspect and locked himself and his wife in the bedroom of their home.

They then raised an alarm and notified the police.

Officers from the Tunapuna police station arrived, however, the suspect fled the scene.

A quantity of cash that was in the home – not exceeding $2,000 – was said to be missing.