Investigation continues into tomahawk assault at Albury

Police are continuing to appeal for information after an elderly man was assaulted with a tomahawk during an aggravated break and enter in Albury earlier this week.

About 6.30am (Saturday 1 August 2020), a 72-year-old man and his 77-year-old wife were asleep in separate rooms in their Grafton Street home when the man awoke to see an unknown man – armed with a tomahawk – standing near his bed.

The man threatened him before demanding he hand over the car keys.

A second man armed with a hammer entered the room and a physical altercation occurred.

The man’s wife – who was not injured – was able to call police and the two men fled the house empty- handed. The injured man was taken to Albury Base Hospital for treatment.

Detectives from Murray River Police District attended and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

As inquiries continue, detectives are appealing for anyone in the Wyse Street, Sackville Street, Wilcox Street and Stanley Street areas to review any CCTV footage they may have between the hours of 5am and 7am on Saturday 1 August.

Detectives would like to speak to anyone who may have seen, or have footage of, two men wearing hooded jumpers around the time of the incident. The men are described as approximately 180cm tall with a medium build.

Inquiries are continuing.

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.

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