Mother attacked by knife-wielding intruders while kids slept

A MOTHER-of-two has been taken to hospital, injured and in shock after being attacked by two men armed with knives at her home in Central West New South Wales.

Police said the 34-year-old woman was confronted by the armed men at the front door of her Phillip Street home at Orange between 7.50am and 7.30am on Thursday.

The men allegedly forced their way into the home and assaulted the woman while her two children aged 9 and 10 were asleep before demanding cash and running off.


The woman was treated by paramedics before being taken to Orange Hospital for treatment. Police have not revealed what injuries if any the woman sustained.

Detectives are pleading with the public to help locate her attackers.

Both men have been described as being Caucasian and aged in their late 20s or early 30s.

One had blonde hair and was wearing a white shirt with a motif and blue jeans while the other had brown hair and a tattoo on his left upper arm. Police say he was wearing a black shirt with a motif.

Anyone with information or dash-cam vision, or who was near the vicinity of Phillip, Lidster, Hill, Booth and Anson Streets between 7.30am and 8.45am, is urged to come forward.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.