A MACHETE was used to threaten a woman inside a house overnight before a teenager woke up and handed over cash, police have said.
Detectives are searching for two men after officers were called to reports of a home invasion in Armidale's Allingham Street in the early hours of Thursday.
Investigators were told two men - one armed with a machete - forced their way into the house about 1:15am and threatened a 30-year-old woman for money.
Police said a 15-year-old boy was asleep at the time but woke to the commotion and handed over a cash stash to the men.
The pair then fled the scene on foot.
Police confirmed the woman and the teenage boy were not physically injured during the ordeal.
New England officers set up a crime scene and have appealed for information.
Anyone with knowledge, dashcam footage or CCTV from the area to come forward and make a report to local police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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