Last night a 25-year-old Surry Hills man was attacked, gagged and held at gunpoint by two men after inviting one to his home via a dating app on his phone.
At around 9pm, the Waine Street resident invited the man to visit him “after earlier communicating with him on a mobile phone chat site,” say NSW Police. “Once inside the premises the man assaulted the 25-year-old.”
“The victim ran to the front door for help, where he was met by a second man who then assaulted him.”
The first man forced the 25-year-old onto the bed where he was gagged and pinned down while the second man stole property from the unit.
“The second man produced a firearm and threatened the victim, before both men fled the premises.”
Police from Surry Hills Local Area Command attended and established a crime scene which was examined by forensic specialists. Statements were taken from neighbours.
The 25-year-old was sent to the nearby St Vincent’s Hospital for treatment.
Anyone who thinks they have any more information on the incident is urged to contact Surry Hills Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.