Police in Trøndelag, central Norway, armed themselves on Thursday as they launched a search for two masked men who broke into an elderly woman’s rural home near Orkdal, taped her to a chair and proceeded to ransack the house.
The brazen robbery was called “brutal” by police who told state broadcaster NRK that the two men were armed with pistols. They reportedly spoke Norwegian with no accent while they robbed the 92-year-old woman’s small farmhouse at Søvajsskjølen.
Randi Fagerholt of the local police said the woman was unable to defend herself and “sat helplessly” while they snooped around her kitchen and the rest of her home Thursday morning. Her son told police that he later found her taped to the chair, “just like in a film.” She was not physically injured but was taken to a local hospital for a medial check.
Police cordoned off roads in the area and said they were unsure what the men may have stolen.