An investigation is underway after two separate break and enters in Wagga Wagga earlier today.
About 4.30am (Tuesday 14 July 2020), three men forced entry to a home on Lusher Avenue, Turvey Park, and stole a handbag.
Two occupants, who were home at the time, were alerted by the sound of a car alarm, and woke to find three men fleeing on foot along Urana Street.
The bolt of a firearm was located nearby.
In a separate incident, shortly after 6am the same day, two men forced entry to a home on Kennedy Avenue, Kooringal, and threatened the occupant with a firearm.
The occupant, a man aged in his 30s, was struck in the head twice, before the two men fled on foot with a mobile phone and other items.
Officers from Riverina Police District attended and commenced inquiries into the two incidents. At this stage it is unknown if the two incidents are linked.
Investigators are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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.