Hinchinbrook home invasion: Grandmother Amy Ellis breaks silence after alleged armed robbers storm property

Max Corstorphan
The Nightly
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Amy Ellis and her husband Mohammed Derbas.
Amy Ellis and her husband Mohammed Derbas. Credit: Facebook

A grandmother has recounted the terrifying moments of an alleged home invasion, involving armed men wearing balaclavas entering her home and holding guns against her family’s heads.

Police are searching for nine men after an alleged violent home invasion, involving three armed with firearms, after they forced entry into a residence, assaulting two occupants before fleeing on foot late last night.

The incident occurred around 10.30pm on Wednesday, on Bower Bird Street in Hinchinbrook.

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The grandmother, Amy Ellis, told the media that her 42-year-old husband, Mohammed Derbas, and 24-year-old son were attacked during the alleged invasion.

Mrs Ellis told media on Thursday: “They held a gun to my husband’s head.”

Police confirmed in a statement that they do not believe any shots were fired during the invasion.

Police are searching for nine men after an armed home invasion in Hinchinbrook
Police are searching for nine men after an armed home invasion in Hinchinbrook Credit: Google Maps

“There were five guys on him … he has head injuries and a popped shoulder, he’s still waiting to be treated,” Mrs Ellis said.

Mr Debras was taken to Liverpool Hospital and treated for minor injuries

Paramedics treated Mrs Ellis’s 24-year-old son for minor injuries.

Distraught, Mrs Ellis wants to be with her family while they process what took place.

“I just need all my family together, we haven’t been able to be together since it all happened,” she said.

Amy Ellis and her husband Mohammed Derbas.
Amy Ellis and her husband Mohammed Derbas. Credit: Facebook

It is understood a door was ripped from its hinges allowing the men to enter the property.

A crime scene has been established as police investigate the circumstances surrounding the invasion.

Authorities are urging anyone with information to contact Liverpool Police or Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000.

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