Invasion Day home invasion
Three elderly Barker’s Vale residents had their Australia Day public holiday peace shattered when four men, one armed with a gun and another with a machete, stormed into their home at around 11.30 on Tuesday morning.
Crime manager for the Richmond Local Area Command Greg Moore said one of the occupants was struck in the head with the gun causing a minor injury to his nose before the robbers took off with a quantity of electrical goods.
“This was a cowardly act, and very unusual for this area,” he said.
There were two men, aged 62 and 57, and a woman aged 85 in the house at the time, who were all understandably shaken by the incident.
Inspector Moore said they were long-term residents at the Williams Rd property, which Inspector Moore described as “relatively isolated”.
Detectives and crime scene investigators attended the scene and interviewed neighbours and are looking for four men who were driving an old purple/blue station wagon. They are also asking anyone with further information to come forward.
One man was described as being Caucasian, aged 30 to 35, about 180cm tall and wearing a black, short-sleeved shirt. The second man was Caucasian, aged 18-22 with a skinny build, an olive complexion and short, fair hair. He was wearing white shorts and no shirt. A third man was Caucasian, of medium build and about 180cm. The fourth man was described as Caucasian, aged 16-17, with short, dark hair and a skinny build.
Anyone who can assist police should phone 6626 0599.