Police appeal following 2018 home invasion - Strike Force Tasha

Wednesday, 18 August 2021 03:29:20 PM

PLEASE NOTE: A COMFIT image of the man who maybe able to assist police is available on social media.

Police have released a COMFIT image of a man who may be able to assist with an investigation into a 2018 aggravated break and enter in Sydney’s west.

About 10.30pm on Wednesday 28 February 2018, two men forced entry into a home on Rossvale Street, Toongabbie, and threatened the three occupants at gunpoint – two men aged 61 and 57, and a 38-year-old woman.

The men, armed with a shortened shotgun and baseball bat, assaulted one of the male occupants demanding cash.

An occupant in the house struck the armed man with a piece of furniture before fleeing into the street and alerting neighbours.

The two-armed men fled with mobile phones and were last seen running through a nearby park.

The older man suffered minor injuries while the other occupants were not injured.

Detectives attached to Blacktown Police Area Command established Strike Force Tasha to investigate the matter.

As inquires continue, Detectives have now released a COMFIT image of one of the men who may be able to assist with their inquiries.

He is described as being Pacific Islander/Maori appearance, aged in his early 20’s, about 180cm tall, of medium build and with brown eyes.

The second man is only described as being Pacific Islander/Maori in appearance.

Police are also appealing for anyone with information to contact Blacktown Police Station or Crime Stoppers 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 information via NSW Police social media pages.