28 December 2023

Elderly man stabbed during attempted armed robbery in Dubbo

| Zoe Cartwright
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Photo: Murray River Police District.

An 84-year-old Dubbo man was stabbed during an attempted armed robbery yesterday, police say.

At about 5:15 pm on Wednesday (27 December), emergency services were called to a home in Baird Street, Dubbo, after reports a man was stabbed.

Police were told the man was outside the front of his home when he was approached by a man demanding money.

There was struggle between the two, and the homeowner suffered several slash wounds to his forearm. The armed man then left the scene.

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A passer-by rendered first aid to the injured resident before he was taken to Dubbo Base Hospital and treated for three lacerations to his left arm. The injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Officers attached to Orana Mid-Western Police District established a crime scene and have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

The man who approached the victim is described as being aged between 15 and 25, of slim build and wearing black pants and jacket with white shoes; he had an orange shirt covering his head.

Police are appealing for information about the incident.

As inquiries continue, anyone with information about this incident, or dashcam or CCTV from the area is urged to contact Dubbo Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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