Couple and three children terrorised in Homebush home invasion

A Homebush couple and their three children suffered a horrifying ordeal last night in what police believe may have been a case of mistaken identity.

Three men knocked at the door of their Hornsey Road home and asked for help just after 10pm. They then forced their way into the home of a 42-year-old man and his 34-year-old partner.

Both were assaulted and the three men, according to police, “made a number of demands”.

The home-owner was punched to the ground and suffered swelling and bruising; his partner and their three children, aged 12, 9 and 4, were distressed but otherwise unhurt.

Police from Flemington Local Area Command were called to the scene and are seeking three men of Pacific Islander/Maori appearance.

The first man is described as having a large build, about 190cm tall, wearing a black shirt with yellow vertical stripes on it; the second is described as having a muscular build, about 190cm tall, with black hair and wearing a dark-coloured t-shirt, shorts and sneakers; the third was wearing dark clothing.

Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page:


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