Worrigee couple confronted by home invader

INVESTIGATION: A NSW Police forensic officer enters the home in Bluewattle Road, Worrigee which was the scene of a home invasion in the early hours of Wednesday.

INVESTIGATION: A NSW Police forensic officer enters the home in Bluewattle Road, Worrigee which was the scene of a home invasion in the early hours of Wednesday.

POLICE are appealing for information about a home invasion in Worrigee in the early hours of Wednesday morning in which a couple in their 60s were confronted in bed and the man assaulted.

About 2.20am (August 9), a man forced entry to a home in Bluewattle Road, and confronted the couple who were asleep in bed.

The man demanded cash before striking the 67-year-old man with a piece of timber.

The pair struggled into the hallway before the man left the house, taking a handbag, a wallet and the couple’s Mazda 323.

Police were called to the home and a crime scene established.

The 67-year-old man was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics for minor injuries to his hand, shoulder and chest.

His wife was not physically injured.

About 7am the stolen Mazda 323 was located burnt out in an industrial area in Quinns Lane, South Nowra.

Police are now working to identify a man described as being about 175cm tall and wearing dark-coloured long, loose pants, a hoodie and a cap.

Police have spoken to nearby residents and have also appealed for anyone who may have CCTV footage in the area to come forward.

Anyone with information in relation to the incident is asked to contact Nowra Police detectives on 4421 9699 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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