Man injured with tomahawk during aggravated break and enter at Albury

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.

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