Persons of interest in Wooli home invasion case

STRIKE Force Nanowie, comprising detectives from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command, is appealing for information as they continue investigations into a home invasion in Wooli.

On Monday, October 13, a 37-year-old man was at his house in Wooli when four males alleged to be armed with a gun, an electronic stun device and a baton forced entry into the premises.

During the incident the man was allegedly tied-up and assaulted with the firearm and stun-gun. The males then stole cash, jewellery and a vehicle before fleeing the premises.

On Friday, a 41-year-old Bonville man was arrested at Coffs Harbour Police Station.

He was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, possess property suspected of being stolen, possess shortened firearm, possess unregistered firearm and have custody of a knife in a public place.

The man appeared before Coffs Harbour Bail Court at the weekend, where he was remanded in custody to reappear in court on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, detectives from Strike Force Nanowie have been continuing their investigations to identify the other men allegedly involved in the incident.

Their inquiries have led them to believe that one of the men left the country the day after the home invasion took place.

However, police are now appealing for information on two men who may able to assist with their inquiries.

  • The first man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in his 20s, about 165cm tall and of a thin build. He also walks with a distinct limp, favouring his right leg.
  • The second man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in his 30s, about 175-180cm tall, with brown shoulder-length hair, a goatee/beard and of a thin build.

Anyone who knows the identity of either man, or has any information that could assist detectives with their inquiries, is urged to come forward with information to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page. Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.



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