VICTIMS of the robbery in Kinoya were still in a state of shock after they lost almost everything in an early morning break-in yesterday.
Savita Devi said they were held captives in their own house while five men allegedly took money, jewellery, canteen groceries and drove away with their car.
When a team from this newspaper visited the family yesterday, relatives were gathered at the residence to provide comfort for the family who went through the traumatic experience.
"When they entered the house, they told us to put down all the curtains and remain silent or they will hit us," Mrs Devi said.
"They tied my husband's hands and warned him to keep quiet or they will punch him up and hit him with the pinch bar."
She said the stolen items were worth more than $13,000, excluding the missing car.
"The men in masks cut the fence outside, opened the gate and the door with pinch bar. We could not do anything because they were heavily armed."
Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro confirmed the robbery incident saying they were after information that could lead to any arrest.
When this edition went to press last night, Ms Naisoro confirmed they had located the stolen vehicle abandoned in Nepani while they continued the hunt for the suspects.
She said their investigations were now continuing.