Wednesday, April 24, 2024

67-year-old woman struck with gun during home invasion

Police are appealing for public assistance after a 67-year-old woman was assaulted and a car was stolen during a home invasion in Sydney’s south west overnight.

Police say that at around 11.15pm last night, officers were called to a home on Lewis Street, Bonnyrigg Heights, following reports of a break-in.

Police were told two men armed with guns had forced entry to the home and woken the occupants – two women aged 45 and 67, a 46-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl – all were asleep at the time of the break-in.

Officers say all in the home were threatened, before the 67-year-old woman was assaulted with the firearm. She suffered a cut to her face, but did not require medical treatment.

The armed men then stole a 2006 Honda Jazz parked in front of the home and fled the scene.

Officers from Fairfield City Police Area Command established a crime scene and are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident, which they say is being treated as a targeted attack.

As inquiries continue, detectives would like to speak to two men who may be able to assist them.

They are described only as being of medium build and had their faces covered at the time.

Anyone with information or who sights the Honda Jazz with registration AYS15Z is urged to come forward.

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