Police are appealing for information following an armed home invasion in the state’s Central West.
About 12.50am Saturday (7 September 2019), three armed offenders forced entry to a home on Woodward Street at Orange where they demanded money and property from the occupants.
The male and female occupants were woken by a man armed with a machete and a knife demanding property.
A second man and a woman threatened the male occupant, who was then struck with the machete causing a superficial injury to his left shoulder.
Police have been told one man stayed at the doorway of the victims’ bedroom as the other two offenders stole electrical items from throughout the home.
The three offenders left the premises and police were notified.
Officers attached to Central West Police District arrived a short time later and established a crime scene.
Orange Detectives and Bathurst Crime Scene attended and processed the scene.
One offender is described as being male of a stocky build, 175cm, short dark hair, about 40 years old, perceived as being of Aboriginal/ Torres Strait Islander appearance, wearing a dark jacket with a hood and long dark trousers.
The second male was described as being of a thinner build, around 30 years old, tanned complexion, and perceived as being of Aboriginal/ Torres Strait Islander appearance, wearing a dark coloured hooded jumper and dark pants.
The third person was described as a female of thin build, brown hair, around 30-40 years old, approximately 170 to 175cm tall, perceived as being of Aboriginal/ Torres Strait Islander appearance, wearing a dark hooded jumper and grey pants.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Orange Police Station: 6363 6399, Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.