Intruder shot with arrow during break-in, NSW

Police are investigating an aggravated break and enter in Sydney’s south-west during which the intruder was shot with a bow and arrow, NSW Police say.

About 5.20pm today a 68-year-old man and his wife were in there home on Glanara Street, Wattle Grove, when an unknown man broke into their home.

The man stole cash and property from the bedroom of their home as well as the keys to the couple’s vehicle, a Nissan X-Trail.

The man went to the garage of the home and entered the X-Trail.

As he started the car and attempted to reverse out of the garage the male resident armed himself with a compound bow and arrow and went to the garage, where he confronted the male.

The offender got out of the car and jumped a fence into Wattle Grove Drive, running towards a parked Mazda Tribute.

As he ran away, the male resident stood up on the fence and shot the fleeing man using the compound bow and arrow, hitting him in the buttocks or lower back area.

The man entered the Mazda Tribute which drove from the scene.

Police were called and attended a short time later. A crime scene was established which was examined by forensic specialists. The bow and arrow and other items were seized by police as exhibits.

The man who broke into the home is described as Caucasian appearance, 30 to 35 years old, short in height, with dark hair, olive skin with a tattoo on the left arm above the elbow and he was wearing a black coloured short sleeved shirt.

Inquiries with hospitals have yet to locate anyone treated for an injury consistent with this incident. If anyone does have information that can assist the investigation, they are asked to contact Crime Stoppers.

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