Woman threatened with Samurai sword

A 56-YEAR-OLD woman has been threatened with a Samurai sword and an elderly man attacked in a series of burglaries in Casino at the weekend.

Two men broke into the woman's home in Casino on Saturday night.

They pulled out the sword and threatened to hurt her before stealing a number of items from the home in Rosewood Ave.

It was one of six burglaries in Casino which occurred between Saturday night and the early hours of Sunday morning.

An 82-year-old man sustained a number of injuries after confronting three men who broke into his property in Acacia Avenue, Casino.

Crime scenes have been established at all six locations and investigations are continuing.

Police are appealing for help in tracking down three men believed to be responsible for all the break-ins.

They're described as being of Aboriginal appearance, aged in their 20s, and were last seen wearing hooded jumpers and caps.

Police are warning Casino residents to take extra measures to secure their homes over the long weekend by making sure all their doors and windows are locked.

People who are going away for the holidays should let their neighbours know they will be away and make sure mail is removed from their mailboxes.

If homes are fitted with alarm systems they should be switched on and keys should not be left hidden outside, police are warning.

Anyone with information about the identity or current whereabouts of the three men, is asked to contact Casino Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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