Police appeal for witnesses after 88-year-old Kempsey woman robbed in home invasion

Police are appealing for witnesses after an 88-year-old woman was robbed at Kempsey last night.

About 7pm (Monday July 9), the woman was inside her home in Kempsey with her 89-year-old husband, when she heard a noise coming from the back door of the house.

When she went to investigate, two men pushed their way into the home, causing the woman to fall to the ground. One of the men was carrying a wooden garden stake.

The man with the stake demanded cash from the woman which she complied.

The woman then called out to her husband for help, before one of the men destroyed her home telephone. Both men then left the premises.

Police from Mid North Coast Police District, including Detectives and the Dog Unit, attended and established a crime scene and a number of items were secured for forensic analysis.

The woman was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics for a cut to her arm before being taken to Kempsey Hospital for observation.

Investigators are seeking two men.

One man is described as possibly being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, about 20-years-old and 180cm tall. He was last seen wearing black-coloured clothing and was brandishing a garden stake.

The second man is also described as possibly being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance and in his 20s. He was described as being shorter and skinnier than the first man and was also wearing black-coloured clothing.

Anyone with information which could assist investigators is urged to contact Kempsey Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Information can be given in confidence.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our social media pages.

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