Police seek information after 90-year-old man assaulted during break and enter at Armidale

An investigation is underway after a man was assaulted during an aggravated break and enter in the state’s Northern Tablelands.

Between 2am and 3am on Saturday (9 January 2021), two men forced entry to a caravan parked on a property at Taylor Street, Armidale.

Police were told the men demanded cash and bank cards from the occupant, a man aged 90, while assaulting him with a tree branch.

They continued to rummage through the man’s belongings, before gaining access to a shed located on the property and leaving the scene on foot.

Emergency services were contacted and the man was treated for minor injuries before being taken by ambulance to Armidale Hospital for further assessment.

Officers attached to New England Police District attended and commenced an investigation.

Police wish to speak with two men who they believe may be able to assist with inquiries.

The first man is described as Aboriginal/ Torres Strait Islander in appearance, around 20-years-old, of a medium build, approximately 170cm tall, and was last seen wearing a black balaclava.

The second man has been described as Aboriginal/ Torres Strait Islander in appearance.

Anyone with information about this incident, including CCTV or dashcam footage from the area at the time of the incident, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers or local police.

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. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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