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ELDERLY WOMAN INJURED DURING HOME ROBBERY AT KEMPSEY

An 88-year-old woman is recovering this morning, after being injured during a home robbery at Kempsey overnight. Around 7pm, the woman was inside her home on Hill Street, West Kempsey with her 89-year-old husband, when she heard a noise coming from the back door of the house. When she went to investigate, two men pushed their way into the home, causing the elderly woman to fall to the ground. One of the men was carrying a wooden garden stake, he then demanded cash from the woman – who complied. The woman then called out to her husband for help, before one of the men destroyed her home phone. Both men then fled the scene. Officers, including detectives and the Dog Unit, attended the home and seized a number of items for forensic testing. The woman was treated at the scene …

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