DETECTIVES are hunting three masked men who threatened to shoot a man before ransacking his home.
The gang forced their way into house at Ryanstown Road near Warrenpoint, Co Down around 9 pm on Friday night.
The 60-year-old was held down on the floor by one of the men who demanded money, while the other two went thrashing through his house looking for valuables.
Before making off in his Mitsubishi Shogun 4 x 4 vehicle, the gang tied him up and locked him in a bedroom.
His vehicle was later found abandoned on the Upper Burren Road.
The victim was treated in hospital for a minor injury.
Detectives at Ardmore CID in Newry have appealed for anyone with information about the armed robbery, the gang, or the movements of the 4 x 4 vehicle, to contact them on 0845 600 8000.