ELDERLY WOMAN ASSUALTED – PAIR NOW ON THE RUN

An investigation is underway after an elderly woman was assaulted during an aggravated break and enter at Armidale overnight.

It’s alleged two men forced entry to a home on Erskine Street, before assaulting the 76-year-old and stealing her handbag.

The incident occurred just after 8pm.

The men later fled the scene in the woman’s silver Volkswagen golf.

The woman was treated for minor injuries by NSW Ambulance paramedics.

One man is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, aged in his 20s, about 170cm tall and of solid build.

He was last seen wearing a light grey coloured hooded jumper and light grey coloured tracksuit pants.

The second man is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, aged in his 20s, about 190cm tall and of a thin build.

He was last seen wearing a black hooded jumper and tracksuit pants.