Elderly man kidnapped, forced to drive to ATM in brazen midday burglary

A 70-YEAR-OLD man has been kidnapped and forced to drive to an ATM to withdraw cash for an intruder who broke into his home on the NSW Mid North Coast.

Police said a 46-year-old man forced his way inside the victim’s High Street home at Nambucca Heads at around two o’clock on Friday afternoon.

Once inside, the intruder allegedly threatened the elderly man with a knife before forcing him into a car and making him drive to a nearby ATM to withdraw money.


While at the ATM, police said the 70-year-old man managed to escape and call for help.

His attacker was arrested by a police a short time later and taken to Macksville Police Station.

He was charged with aggravated break and enter, detain for advantage and use a weapon to avoid apprehension, and was due to front Coffs Harbour Local Court today.