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Appeal for information following home invasion - Dubbo

Tuesday, 12 October 2021 12:16:33 PM

Police are appealing for public assistance following a home invasion in the state’s west at the weekend.

Officers have been told about 3.30am on Saturday 9 October 2021, the occupants of a home on Tamworth Street, Dubbo – an 85-year-old man and 84-year-old woman – woke to a noise inside their home.

They found two unknown males searching the house, before they threatened the occupants with secateurs.

The elderly couple were detained by the men, who demanded firearms, before fleeing with cash and the occupant’s vehicle – a Ford Fairlane – which has been located.

No injuries were reported from the incident.

Officers from Orana Mid-Western Police District attended, established a crime scene and commenced an investigation.

Both men are described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance and were both wearing dark hooded jumper/jackets, face masks and gloves

Anyone who may have information or noticed any suspicious activity are urged to contact Dubbo Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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 crime via NSW Police social media pages.