Yamba home invasion leaves mother in hospital
A YAMBA mother is in a serious condition at Lismore base Hospital and her 23-year-old son is badly shaken after four men invaded their home in the early hours of Saturday morning.
"It is one of the lowest acts I have seen for a long time and it will be a very bleak Christmas for this poor family," Sgt Darren Williams said.
Police say they are looking for men aged in the early 20s and described as of Aboriginal appearance in relations to the assault of the 46-year-old woman and her 23-year-old son."
"There is a strong possibility these are local men and we are hoping if anyone saw or heard anything they ring Crime Stoppers urgently."
The four intruders who are not known to the family gained unlawful entry into the Shores Dv residence through the front door around 5.30am to 6am on Saturday morning.
The son answered a knock on the front door and the four intruders barged their way through which then resulted in the assault of the two residents.
The offenders stole money and the woman's car, an uninsured Statesman and proceeded to drive it to Ngaru Village where the vehicle was then torched.
Police were on the scene with the Yamba Fire Brigade at Ngaru Village at 6.30 am assisting with the fire, Sgt Williams said.
Police have asked if anyone has any information or witnessed anything in or around Shores Drive Yamba or Ngaru Village on Saturday morning to please contact CRIMESTOPPERS 1800 333 000 or the Yamba police.