A family was left traumatised after the husband and wife were targeted by intruders in their new home at Mt. Druitt in Sydney’s west.
The Indian-origin couple, who had moved into their new home over the weekend, was attacked by two people. A 33-year-old man was stabbed in the back at their home on Palmerston Road in Mount Druitt, police said.
Police say the couple’s three-year-old daughter and 21-month-old son were home at the time but were not injured.
The woman told 9 News that two people had come into their bedroom and suddenly attacked her husband.
“When I saw my husband bleeding, I lost everything,” she said.
Police were called at 2 am on Sunday after reports of breaking into the home. Police say the intruders entered the house through a rear sliding door and demanded cash and the couple’s mobile phones before stabbing the man.
Police say the attack was a random act of violence.
“I think it’s a case of mistaken identity,” Inspector Ben Hadfield said.
“The family are not known to police. The couple moved into the property yesterday to start a new life. We’re not certain what the reason for the attack was, but we don’t believe it was targeted,” he added.
The 32-year-old woman ran to a neighbour’s house for help while the intruders fled the scene.
The man was taken to Westmead Hospital for surgery, where he remains in a serious condition.
Inspector Ben Hadfield, Mt Druitt PAC Duty Officer is appealing for information.