Dubbo: Police appeal for witnesses after aggravated break and enter

Media Release

Police have appealed to the public for information after an aggravated break and enter occurred at a home in Dubbo.

About 1.15am on Thursday 28 January 2016, four males forced entry to a home in Tamworth Street through the back door.

Two offenders went to the main bedroom and assaulted the 53-year-old male resident of the home with an unknown object.

His 47-year-old wife was assaulted with a baseball bat.

The four males then left through the rear yard into Dalton Street.NSW-Ford-FPV-patrol-car-iPad-minis-Mobile-Notices-990x500

Emergency services were contacted and the injured man was treated for lacerations and bruising to his legs. He was conveyed to hospital for further treatment.

Police from Orana Local Area Command commenced a search for the offenders. A dog squad officer also attended and a scent was tracked along Dalton Street however the males could not be located.

The officers also conducted a canvass of the neighbourhood.

Police have appealed for anyone who saw suspicious or unusual activity in Tamworth or Dalton Streets overnight to come forward.

The four men are described only as being of Middle Eastern appearance, with one being very tall and another having a long black beard.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.