A WOMAN has been stabbed while trying to fight off two intruders during a brazen daylight home invasion in Sydney’s west.
Police said two men, one armed with a hammer and the other a large knife, burst into the woman’s Styles Crescent home in Minto through a back door around 8.30am.
Once inside the home, the men were confronted by the 45-year-old woman. Police said the one of the offenders was wearing a balaclava while the other had a shirt wrapped around his head.
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Terrified, the woman tried fighting off the intruders when she became involved in a physical altercation with one of the men who police said stabbed her after she pulled the shirt from his face.
The woman suffered a minor stab wound to her right chest and a laceration to her left hand, police said.
She was treated at the scene by paramedics before being transported to Campbelltown Hospital in a stable condition.
Police said the offenders fled the scene with the woman’s handbag. They allegedly scaled a back fence and fled on foot.
Multiple police crews, including the dog squad and police helicopter, swooped on the scene to search for the intruders, but they could not be found.
They are both described as being in their late teens or early 20s with a slim build. One wore a dark hoodie with a balaclava and had blue eyes.
The Styles Crescent home has been declared a crime scene and investigators have seized several items for forensic examination, including the shirt that was grabbed by the woman.
Anyone with information about unusual or suspicious activity in the area of Styles Crescent this morning is urged to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers.