Elderly couple twice scare off robber in NSW

IS IT a bird? Is it a plane?

No. It's a 70-year-old couple to the rescue!

NSW police are investigating a break and enter that was foiled by a pair of seniors in Maitland in the Hunter region.

According to police, a man broke into the couple's home at Morpeth and stole two mobile phones.

However, the robber fled when he was spotted by the 74-year-old woman, who noticed him in her backyard.

The robber then tried a second attempt to ransack the house by climbing through a bedroom window.

But this time he was foiled by the 73-year-old male resident of the house.

The robber was then chased away by witnesses.

CCTV footage shows a man police want to speak to in connection with the theft.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page:

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