A WOMAN has been taken to hospital after being held down and punched in the face by two men who broke into her home in outback New South Wales.
The men, aged 23 and 27, allegedly forced their way into the Mica Street home in Broken Hill about 5pm on Wednesday and confronted a 35-year-old woman.
Police alleged the due held the woman down and proceeded to punch her in the face before removing property from her home.
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The pair then fled the home, leaving the woman with facial injuries, police said.
She was assessed by paramedics at the scene before being taken to Broken Hill Hospital for treatment.
Four hours later, one of the woman’s attackers, the 27-year-old man, was arrested outside a home on Chapple Street.
He was taken to the local police station and charged with aggravated break and enter, and committing a serious indictable offences.
The man was refused bail and due to appear in Broken Hill Local Court today.
Police are still trying to locate the 23-year-old man.
Anyone with information that could assist police with their investigation is urged to come forward.
You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.