Police are appealing for information following an aggravated break-in in the state’s far west last week.
About 11pm on Thursday (12 November 2020), two boys, aged 17, were at a home on Williams Street, Broken Hill, when they answered a knock at the front door.
They were confronted by two men – one armed with a screwdriver – who threatened the boys, stealing drugs, cigarettes and a mobile phone, before fleeing.
The teens left and began walking to a nearby residence when a white coloured Mitsubishi Magna stopped alongside them on Morgan Street.
The passenger/driver – believed to be one of the men who attended the home earlier – got out and punched one of the boys in the face, before leaving the scene in the vehicle.
Officers attached to Barrier Police District were notified and commenced inquiries.
Police wish to speak with two men who may be able to assist with the investigation.
Both men have been described as being of Aboriginal/ Torres Strait Islander appearance. One is between 160-170cm tall, 20-30 years old, and was last seen wearing a hat and face mask covering depicting the Aboriginal flag.
The other is in his late teens, with long curly hair.
Anyone with information about this incident – including CCTV or dashcam footage from the area – is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.