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Woman threatened with a knife during aggravated break and enter in Swansea


Hunter police are appealing for public assistance after a woman was terrorised during an aggravated break and enter at Lake Macquarie this morning.

About 2am on Thursday 21 July, two unknown males stole a black BMW sedan – with NSW registration CMF 78E – from the driveway of a home on Lakeside Drive, Swansea.

As the vehicle drove away from the scene, a silver Mercedes sedan – with NSW registration DNM 95U – arrived at the identical address.

There, two unknown males entered the same home.

They left the scene a short time later with a number of items, before returning a second time and disturbing the occupant.

A 43-year-old woman confronted the males before being threatened with a knife.

The men left the scene in the Mercedes, which is believed to have been stolen from an address in Greenwich between 11pm on Tuesday 19 July and 7.30am on Wednesday 20 July.

The woman was not injured during the incident.

About 2.25am, officers from Lake Macquarie Police District were notified when the drivers of the BMW and Mercedes failed to pay for petrol at a service station on the Pacific Highway, Swansea.

Then, about 3.45am, the woman’s debit card was used at a fast-food restaurant on the Pacific Highway, Thornleigh.

Investigations into the incidents continue and police are appealing for anyone who may have sighted the BMW or Mercedes to contact police.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is urged to contact Triple Zero or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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