FAST RESPONSE: Two men are in custody after a robbery yesterday.
FAST RESPONSE: Two men are in custody after a robbery yesterday. Contributed

Men hospitalised after night-time axe attack in Warwick

TWO men were hospitalised with head wounds after axe-wielding assailants allegedly broke down the front door of their Warwick home early Thursday morning.

Residents at the Lyons St address were woken by the sound of their bedroom doors smashing open at around 4am.

Warwick detective Senior Constable Glen Roche said the two intruders, armed with an axe and a knife, ripped apart the furniture and demanded both drugs and money.

The alleged assailants were known to the victims before carrying out a crime of "extremely violent nature”, he said.

The knife carved through to the bone on one resident, a man in his 20s, cutting the flesh from the side of the face down to the neck.

The second resident, another man in his 20s, was punched before the blunt-side of the axe smashed into his skull, knocking him to the ground.

A pregnant 20-year-old woman, was unharmed.

A small amount of money was taken and both wounded men were taken to Warwick Hospital.

A spokeswoman from the Queensland Ambulance Service said they were both conscious and in a stable condition.

It was the first robbery in Warwick in more than six months, according to the Queensland Police Service Crime Map.

Snr Const Roche said one alleged victim was discharged from the hospital on Friday while the other was transported to Toowoomba Hospital for further surgery.

Police used vehicle registration and forensic examination to track the alleged attackers to an address on Fitzroy St.

Police arrested a 30-year-old Warwick man and a 20-year-old Wilsonton man at 12.45pm on Thursday.

They were each charged with entering a dwelling with intent, wounding, assault occasioning bodily harm and stealing.

They are scheduled to appear in Warwick Court on Monday.



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