Marrara, Darwin home invasion leaves elderly couple traumatised by knife-wielding man

Frightening moment home invader lunges at an elderly man with a knife in broad daylight in Darwin – leaving him and his wife traumatised: ‘Made me sick to my stomach’

  • Vision showing the knife-wielding home intruder in Darwin was shared online
  • The terrifying incident occurred just before 9am on Thursday morning
  • An elderly couple were home at the time, with the man using his phone as buffer
  • The couple’s granddaughter says it has left her grandparents traumatised 
  • ‘It makes me sick to my stomach that this occurred in broad daylight,’ she said

Shocking footage of a knife-wielding intruder threatening an elderly man in his own home has been shared online.

The CCTV footage, set up in the home after the couple were robbed, showed the man threatening the elderly owner as he sat inside his Marrara, Darwin home just before 9am on Thursday.

The couple’s granddaughter said the attack had left her grandparents traumatised.

‘My grandparents are OK, but very shaken,’ she wrote on Facebook.

‘This incident has left them both traumatised, so much so, they don’t feel safe living in the place they called home for 30 years.

‘It makes me sick to my stomach that this occurred in broad daylight.’

CCTV vision shows a knife-wielding man threatening a senior citizen while he sat inside his Marrara, Darwin home just before 9am on Thursday

CCTV vision shows a knife-wielding man threatening a senior citizen while he sat inside his Marrara, Darwin home just before 9am on Thursday

The couple's granddaughter said the attack left the pair traumatised

The couple’s granddaughter said the attack left the pair traumatised

The granddaughter praised the police shared the footage online to remind other homeowners to be careful.

‘NT Police did a fantastic job attending. They went above and beyond,’ she wrote.

The cameras inside the house were set up after the couple suffered another break-in earlier this year.

Northern Territory Police told Daily Mail Australia that investigations were ongoing and urged anyone with information to contact police.

‘Shortly before 9am, an unknown male unlawfully entered a residence on Lakes Crescent armed with an edged weapon,’ NT Police said in a statement.

‘He then allegedly threatened one of the residents before pushing another to the ground. 

‘He then fled the scene in the direction of Links Road, Marrara.’

NT Police Detective Senior Sergeant Karl Day urged anyone who witnessed suspicious activity in the area on Thursday morning to come forward.

‘The investigation is in its early stages and we are urging anyone who witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the area at that time, especially if you have dash cam footage, to make contact on 131 444,’ he said.

Northern Territory Police told Daily Mail Australia that investigations are ongoing and called on anyone with information to contact police

Northern Territory Police told Daily Mail Australia that investigations are ongoing and called on anyone with information to contact police 

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