Cllr Lynn Frazer said: “I am shocked and disgusted by this attack on a pensioner in his own home. I hope he is able to get over his ordeal and recover from any injuries he sustained.
“Everybody expects to be safe in their own home but this attack shows that there are still those on our streets who prey on the vulnerable.
“I would urge anybody with any information about this burglary to contact the police. These two men obviously have no respect for others and they should be punished by the courts for their actions.”