THIEVES senselessly bashed two elderly residents during a break and enter on a home in Crescent Head.
Police said the man, 71 and his sister, 67 were injured after the two men forced their way into the man's home in Willow St on Sunday about 4pm.
The 71-year-old returned home to find the pair of thieves standing outside the front door of the house.
A short time later his sister entered her bedroom and discovered two males going through her belongings.
Police were told the men punched the woman to the face and hit her over the head with an umbrella several times before attacking her brother, after he came to her aid.
The men fled with a small sum of cash and were last seen running east along Willow St.
Police and paramedics were called to the house and the man and woman were taken to Kempsey Hospital for treatment.
The woman sustained two black eyes and received ten stiches for cuts to her face, while her brother was treated for lacerations to his arm and face.
Kempsey detectives are investigating the shocking incident and are looking for the two males who have been described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, aged in their late teens with thin builds.
At the time of the incident one of the males was wearing a white t-shirt while the other was wearing a yellow-coloured t-shirt.
Anyone who may have seen the males in Willow Street or has information about their identity is asked to contact Kempsey Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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