84yo Port Macquarie granddad fights off home invaders

A Port Macquarie grandfather fought off two armed men who broke into his home in the early hours of Saturday.

The 84-year-old disarmed the thugs and even turned their weapons on them during the home invasion at Cornwallis Close.

About 2am yesterday two men, armed with a hammer and metal pole, grabbed a kitchen knife as the entered the man’s bedroom.

When the pair demanded money he told them his wallet was on a nearby chest of drawers.

One of them pushed the elderly man down when he tried to get out of bed and hit him with the pole.

When he tried to get up, he fought with the other man, who was armed with a knife and hammer

They fell to the floor and the man was able to break the blade off the knife.

As the offender tried to strike him with the hammer, the elderly man stabbed the offender in the stomach area.

He then disarmed the offender with the pole and used it to defend himself. The offenders were chased from the home with only the man’s wallet.

The man was treated at the scene and later taken to Port Macquarie Hospital for treatment to cuts to his head and leg.

Police searched the area and investigations are ongoing

The offenders are described as both having heavy builds, one very tall at almost 205cm, the second was shorter. Both wore dark hooded jumpers and had their faces concealed.

Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers onlinepage.

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