In an early morning raid, a man in his 50`s was threatened, tied and pushed into a toilet at his own home in south London.
The victim managed to escape and alerted his neighbours, who called the police. Following the burglary which happened in Whately Road, East Dulwich on September 23, detectives have released descriptions of the suspects.
Scotland Yard said the victim in his 50`s was home alone when he heard the footsteps down his stairs. A man with a gun and his unarmed colleague confronted him demanding money.
One of the burglars hit the victim over with the weapon and threatened him. Officers believe the gun was fake as the several attempts made to fire were unsuccessful.
The victim sustained a head injury after struggling with the burglars who then taped and shoved him into the toilet.
PC Daisy Puplett, investigating, said: “I urge anyone who may have been in the vicinity at this time and date and saw two males acting suspiciously to contact us immediately.
“The victim was left terrified following this traumatic incident and we are doing everything we can to find those responsible.”
Detectives described one of the suspects as “Middle Eastern European”, of slight built, in his late teens or early 20s, with dark brown skin, black hair, a black beard and a thin pointed nose.
The other suspect has been described as being an Asian man, possibly south – east Asianof a stockier build, around 5ft 10ins tall.