Armed burglars force way into home

A BANORA Point mother and her young son were left shaken but unharmed after two masked men used a small axe to break into their home.

About 9pm Wednesday two men wearing balaclavas and armed with a hatchet forced their way inside the Belah Court house.

The men stole cash before leaving in a small red hatchback vehicle which was parked at the rear of the home on Fraser Drive.

The mother, 23, and her young son were inside the house at the time but not injured.

Investigators believe one of the offenders cut himself during the invasion.

Police have asked hospital and medical centre staff to be on the lookout for anyone seeking treatment for an unexplained laceration.

Tweed Police crime manager Detective Inspector Shane Diehm said they were committed to reducing this type of crime.

“I ask any member of the public who has information regarding this incident or who may have seen anything out of the ordinary in the area last night (Wednesday) to come forward.”

The offenders were wearing hooded jackets and balaclavas.

Anyone with information should immediately contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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