Elderly couple terrorised in random home invasion

TWO KNIFE-wielding intruders have terrorised an elderly couple watching television in the lounge room of their Newcastle home during a frightening home invasion overnight.

Police said a 79-year-old man and his 78-year-old wife were sitting in their lounge room watching TV when two men burst into their Scenic Drive home in Merewether Heights around 9.45pm.

The two intruders are said to have forced their way into the home via the back door of the home. Wielding their weapons, the pair threatened the couple and robbed them of a stash of cash before fleeing.


Officers from Newcastle City Local Area Command attended and established a crime scene at the home.

The two intruders remain at large. Unfortunately, the elderly couple were unable to provide a immediate description of the offenders.

Anyone with information is urged to come forward.