A 72-year-old man has been taken to hospital after he was assaulted with a tomahawk while sleeping in his bed at Albury yesterday.
About 6.30am (Saturday 1 August 2020), the man and his 77-year-old wife were asleep in separate rooms in their Grafton Street home when he awoke to see a 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 and remains in a stable condition.
A crime scene was established, and a canvass of the area was conducted.
Detectives from Murray River Police District have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.