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Thursday, May 30, 2024

Man, 90, bashed with tree branch

NSW Police are appealing for public assistance after a 90-year-old man was brutally bashed and robbed during an aggravated break and enter in the state’s Northern Tablelands.

Police say that between 2am and 3am on Saturday, two men forced their way into a caravan parked on a property in 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,” NSW Police said in a statement.

“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.

“Police wish to speak with two men who they believe may be able to assist with inquiries,” NSW Police said.

One 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.

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