NSW: Couple attacked by armed men in frightening home invasion

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.


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.