Cops can’t find home invaders 10 months on

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Melbourne detectives want to speak with the two men depicted in these computer-generated images.

A couple in their 60s have been tied up and blindfolded while being robbed by four men in a home invasion in Melbourne’s east.

The incident happened in June 2023, but on Wednesday police issued a call for information along with computer-generated images of two suspects.

Eastern Region Crime Squad Detective Senior Sergeant Justin Mercovich said the incident was distressing.

“This was an incredibly stressful incident for both victims, and we are committed to identifying those responsible and holding them to account,” Sergeant Mercovich said.

Assignment Freelance Picture Victoria police are searching for jewellery taken during a home\n invasion in the Melbourne suburb of Donvale in June 2023. Items taken include\n these Rolex watches, an Omega Seamaster Dynamic, Jaeger LeCoultre and Panerai\n watches and this distinctive gold necklace. Picture: Victoria Police
Police are searching for jewellery taken during the home invasion, including these Rolex watches, an Omega Seamaster Dynamic, Jaeger LeCoultre and Panerai watches and this distinctive gold necklace. Picture: Victoria Police

About 9pm on June 23, the group of four, dressed in all black, broke into a house on Beckett Rd.

When they broke in, they confronted a 65-year-old woman and a 67-year-old male.

Both victims were held at knifepoint and assaulted, police said in a statement on Wednesday.

One victim had their hands tied behind their back and the other had their face covered while the group ransacked the property, police said.

“The offenders remained in the property for around an hour, demanding access to a safe,” police said.

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No one has been arrested for the suburban home invasion 10 months on. Picture: NCA NewsWire

The burglars stole $160,000 worth of watches and jewellery, including Rolexes and luxury Swiss watches such as Panerai and Omega.

“Following an extensive investigation, detectives believe the victims were targeted mistakenly,” police said.

Detectives are looking for two men of Pasifika appearance; the first with a solid build, aged in his 20s and with facial hair. The second man also has a solid build and is aged in his 20s but with a tattoo across the front of his neck.

Sergeant Mercovich is calling for anyone who saw the group of four men in the Beckett Rd area on the night or in the lead-up, or has dashcam footage, to contact to Crime Stoppers.

A police spokeswoman said descriptions of the two other men were not available, and no arrests had been made.