POLICE are investigating an aggravated break and enter in a home in Uralla, south of Armidale where a man and woman were woken and bashed by a group of armed men.
About 3.45am on Friday, police say four men armed with knives and a sledge hammer forced entry to the home where two occupants were sleeping.
The men assaulted the occupants before ransacking their home, stealing two firearms, cash and jewellery.
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Police were called and a crime scene was established.
The two occupants were taken to Armidale Hospital where one had a cut to his finger and bruising, and the other suffered bruising to her head.
Police are conducting a full investigation into the break-in, and a second, similar break-in to a neighbouring property.
The first man has been described as 165-170cm tall with a thin build and wearing a grey hooded jacket and had his face covered with a red scarf.
The second man is the same height but with a stocky build and wearing a dark coloured hooded jacket and had his face covered with a blue scarf.
The two other men also had their faces covered, were of average height and a stocky build.
Investigations continue and police are urging anyone with any information to come forward and contact them.