An elderly man was fast asleep in his Allapattah home a little after midnight when two men entered the home, tied him up, demanded money and left.
According to Miami police, the victim, who wasn’t named, was surprised by the duo, who broke into the home through a window at 1:35 a.m. Wednesday. They confronted the senior, pointed a gun at him, bound him with rope and asked for money.
“He was completely caught off guard because they came through the window,” said Miami police spokeswoman Kenia Fallat.
After the man gave the robbers, who ransacked the home, money, the burglars had a change of heart, and untied him before leaving the home in the 2500 block of Southwest 21st Street through the front door.
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“They were nice to him in the sense of untying him before they left,” Fallat said.
The victim, who is in his 80s, was not harmed.
“It is extremely important to get these burglars off the street,” Fallat said. “We don’t know what they are capable of.”
Anyone with information is urged to call Miami’s burglary unit at 305-603-6030 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-1900.