A WOMAN and a youth will Armidale Local Court today in relation to the aggravated robbery of an 84-year-old woman last night
New England police said the elderly woman was at home alone in Sattlers Lane when three offenders broke in just after 7.30pm.
The trio threatened the woman with a knife, demanding cash and property before ransacking the home and escaping with an amount of cash and jewellery.
The shaken resident raised the alarm with neighbours who called police.
A crime scene was set up and forensics police and New England detectives were called into investigate.
After questioning by detectives, the woman was able to give a description of her offenders to police.
Shortly after midnight, police arrested a 20-year-old woman and 16-year-old female who were taken to Armidale Police Station for questioning.
The teenager was later released pending further enquiries.
A 16-year-old male was also arrested at 3am.
The woman and male youth were both charged with aggravated break and enter and stealing.
Police said two of the trio were related.
The elderly woman was unharmed but police said she was left shaken by the incident.