DETECTIVES are hunting three offenders who robbed visitors in a frightening Tamworth home invasion and led police on two pursuits.
Police spent much of the morning on Thursday piecing together the crime spree by the three teens, after seizing the stolen car and some of the stolen goods.
The offenders stole the lime green-coloured Holden Commodore from South Tamworth shortly before midnight on Wednesday and then failed to pay for fuel at a Goonoo Goonoo Road service station.
Police intercepted the stolen car about 12.20am but were forced to abandon the chase through South and West Tamworth because of the dangerous manner of driving.
Shortly after 2am, the offenders then forced their way into a cabin at a Tamworth caravan park and threatened the couple, aged in their seventies and visiting Tamworth.
Police said one of the offenders, all believed to be 16 to 18 old, was armed with a knife. They stole goods and fled in the stolen car which was again intercepted by police.
The victims were not injured but were left understandably shaken.
The second pursuit, about 2.15am, came to a halt when the stolen car suffered a mechanical issue in Coledale and stopped. Three offenders ran from the car.
Police recovered some of the stolen goods from the home invasion and seized the car as part of their investigation.
Anyone who saw the lime Holden in the early hours of Thursday is urged to contact Tamworth police on 6768 2999.