The wife and four children of PSV striker Eran Zahavi were tied up on their home during the robbery on Sunday.

Their mouths were also covered with tape and they were threatened with a firearm, the Amsterdam police reports.

The police are looking for the two perpetrators who were dressed as mail deliverers.

Zahavi was not present in the house at the time of the robbery, because he was with the PSV selection in Tilburg for the away match against Willem II.

After he was informed, he returned immediately to his home in the Amsterdam neighborhood of Buitenveldert.

The perpetrators ran off with various personal belongings and cash.

The woman and children were not injured, but the robbery was very violent and traumatic for everyone involved, police say.

Victim assistance was called in to support the family.

Zahavi calls the robbery Monday morning in a first reaction and "very unpleasant event".

"It went well beyond a normal burglary and theft," he writes in Hebrew on Instagram.

Shay Zahavi, the footballer's wife, reports in a private post on Instagram that she and her children have "been through difficult times."

"We need some time to process this. Physically the children are doing well."

Eran Zahavi has been playing for PSV since this season.

Eran Zahavi has been playing for PSV since this season.

Photo: ANP

Perpetrators pretended to be mail deliverers

The robbery took place around 2.40 p.m. on Sunday, about two hours before the kick-off of the PSV game.

After opening the door, Shay Zahavi was immediately pushed against the wall and threatened with a firearm.

The perpetrators, posing as mail deliverers, tied up both the woman and the children and taped their mouths.

After they ransacked the house, they ran off with the loot, leaving the five helpless.

The perpetrators, probably around twenty years old, are still fugitive. The police collect images from cameras in the area and ask witnesses to report.