Intruders armed with a nail gun have threatened to kill an elderly victim and nail him to the floor during a terrifying midnight home invasion at Kirkstall.
Detective Senior Constable Richard Hughes, of the Warrnambool police crime investigation unit, said a 67-year-old man was at his Scott Street home when the intruders forced their way in soon after midnight Thursday.
"A caucasian man and woman aged between 25 and 35 years old have entered his home early Friday morning and made demands for cash," he said.
"They threatened to kill the elderly gentleman and nail him to the floor. They didn't get cash but stole personal items."
"We are trying to identify the offenders and request anyone with information immediately contact me at the Warrnambool police CIU on 5560 1174 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000."
Detective Senior Constable Hughes said the victim was extremely traumatised.
"Crime scene officers have been at his home this morning collecting forensic evidence," he said.
"The victim is terrified. This is clearly extreme criminal behaviour involving an alleged aggravated burglary and armed robbery. They threatened to kill him and nail him to the floor with the nail gun ... it's stunning offending.
"Both the offenders also physically assaulted the man and they were in his home for an extended period of time," he said.
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