Bandits pour petrol over couple during home invasion

A BRISBANE couple in their 60s have been terrorised by knife-wielding bandits and doused with petrol during a horrifying home invasion in the city's northern suburbs at the weekend.

Queensland Police said four balaclava-clad men armed with a knife and a machete entered the house on Bridge St, Wooloowin, during the early hours of Sunday morning and threatened the couple.

Police say the attackers poured petrol over a 64-year-old woman and a 63-year-old man and threatened to set them alight if they did not hand over money.

The men stole jewellery and a purse containing cash.

The 64-year-old woman was struck on the face as one of the attackers fled the house, which resulted in a small laceration under her eye.

Police believe the men left the scene in two vehicles, one a silver-coloured sport utility vehicle and the other unknown.

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