A man defended himself and a woman in his house by fighting off armed home invaders with a fire extinguisher before running from the house yesterday.
The female resident was hurt in the incident but the extent of her injuries is not known.
A group of men armed with a tomahawk and a knife broke into the home in Cockburn Road, Albany, and demanded money from the residents about 2.55pm.
A police spokesman said a man in the house fought off the offenders with a fire extinguisher before running out the front door with a woman who lived at the house.
One of the offenders is described as between 25 – 30 years of age, approximately 175cm tall, medium build, dark complexion, wearing a blue or black singlet, black jeans and had a dark coloured t-shirt covering his face.
He also has a tattoo on his right forearm.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.