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Appeal for information following aggravated break-in and steal motor vehicle - Armidale

Friday, 26 March 2021 09:43:09 AM

Police are appealing for information following an aggravated break, enter and steal at a home in the state’s Northern Tablelands.

About 12.45am today (Friday 26 March 2021), officers attached to New England Police District received reports four people had forced entry to a home on Niagara Street, Armidale.

Police were told that the group woke the occupant – an 82-year-old man – and demanded personal items including his wallet and keys.

The group then fled the scene in the man’s vehicle, which was later recovered in O’Dell Street, Armidale.

He was not physically injured during the incident.

Officers attended, established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

As inquiries continue, police urge anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage from the area around the time of the incident to contact Armidale Police Station on 6771 0699.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.