Police are appealing for information after a man woke to find three unknown men inside his home in Bourke.
About 1am on Monday, the occupant of a home on Meadows Road woke to find the unknown men walking around inside in his house.
The occupant approached two males. One of the men produced a small kitchen knife and threatened the occupant while demanding money.
Police said they were told the occupant armed himself with a "household item" as he ushered the men, including a third male standing on the verandah, out of the house.
They were last seen running from the home in a northerly direction along Monomeeth Street towards Anson Street.
Central North Police District officers were notified of the incident, during which a wallet was reported stolen.
One man has been described as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander appearance, 175-180cm tall, and between 16 to 20 years of age. He was reportedly wearing a grey hooded jumper with a face covering.
The second man is described as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander appearance, 160-165cm tall and aged between 16 and 20.
Anyone with information about this incident, including dashcam or CCTV footage from the area around the time of the incident, is urged to contact Bourke Police Station on 6870 0899 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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