30 April 2024

Two charged after man and woman allegedly assaulted with metal bar and shovel

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
NSW Police.

Two men are set to face Albury Local Court following an alleged aggravated robbery in the Riverina. Photo: SCM Jeans.

Two men have been charged after a man and woman were allegedly assaulted with a metal bar and shovel near Deniliquin.

Police were called to Atkinson Street, Finley following reports a man and woman were allegedly assaulted by two men at about 11:15 am on Monday (29 April).

The men allegedly fled the scene after taking a handbag and documents.

NSW Ambulance treated the 40-year-old woman for injuries to her face, head and arms. She was taken to Deniliquin Hospital for treatment.

The 26-year-old man was treated at the scene for arm injuries but declined further treatment.

Murray River Police District officers started their investigation into the alleged aggravated robbery and as part of inquiries, stopped a Kia Carnival on the Riverina Highway, about 20 km east of Deniliquin at about 11:40 am.

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The occupants, two men, were arrested and taken to Deniliquin Police Station.

One of the men, a 29-year-old, was charged with aggravated robbery, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and breaking and entering with intent to commit a serious indictable offence.

The other man, a 34-year-old, was charged with breaking and entering with intent to commit a serious indictable offence, two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and aggravated robbery.

They were refused bail to appear in Albury Local Court today (30 April).

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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