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Appeal for assistance following aggravated break-in - Hillvue, south of Tamworth

Monday, 29 May 2017 02:19:16 PM

Police are appealing for public assistance following an aggravated break-in at Hillvue overnight.

About 8pm (Sunday 28 May 2017) an 83-year-old man and an 80-year-old woman were home on Warree Drive, where two unknown teenagers entered the home through a locked glass sliding door accessing an office within the home.

The two teens allegedly took two knives from the kitchen and threatened the elderly pair, and demanded the woman’s purse.

The teens fled the rear of the house with the knives.

No one was injured during the incident.

Officers from Oxley Local Area Command attended and commenced investigations.

As part of their inquiries, police would like to speak to two teenage males, who may be able to assist.

They are described as aged between 13-14 years old, and of dark complexion. One of the teens was last seen wearing a red hoodie. The other teen was last seen wearing a khaki hoodie.

Police are urging any witnesses or anyone with information in relation to the incident to come forward.

Police are urging anyone with information on the incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our social media pages.