A German embassy official and his family were robbed at gunpoint in their Vasant Kunj farmhouse in south Delhi, police said.
The incident was reported around 3 am on Tuesday after four armed men wearing monkey caps barged into the farmhouse, the police said.
“The accused tied up the security guard and locked him in one of the rooms outside the farmhouse. They entered after breaking the windowpanes as there were no iron grills,” said H.G.S. Dhaliwal, deputy commissioner of police (south).
The incident took place at Silver Oak — a farmhouse allotted to D. Dulce.
At the time of the incident, Dulce was present in the farmhouse with his wife and two small children. One robber held the family at gunpoint while the others ransacked the premises, the police said.
“The robbers stayed at the house for about half an hour. They took away Rs 25,000, apart from jewellery and valuables. They did not harm the family,” said the officer.
The official called up the police control room (PCR) and a team was rushed to the scene of crime around 3.30 am.
“The accused were carrying country-made firearms and knives,” said the officer.
Police said they have registered a case of robbery at Vasant Kunj and are probing the matter.