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Three people will appear in Lismore local court next month after being arrested in relation to an alleged home invasion at Casino on Wednesday morning.

Police said a 25-year-old woman was woken in the bedroom of her Adam Street home  about 3.30am on Wednesday by two men, aged 18 and 22, and a 20-year-old woman.

The trio, armed with knife and machete, allegedly threatened the woman and her 24-year-old boyfriend, while going through property in their bedroom.

Police said younger woman allegedly took the older woman’s mobile phone and assaulted her when she demanded it be returned.

A short time later the trio fled the home with property; they were last seen driving away in a grey-coloured Mitsubishi Magna.

Richmond Local Area Command police patrolling the area spotted the vehicle travelling south along Summerland Way toward Grafton shortly after 4am.

They stopped the vehicle and conducted a search, during which officers allegedly located property believed to be have been taken from the Casino home.

The three occupants were arrested and taken to Grafton Police Station.

An 18-year-old man and 22-year-old man were charged with aggravated break and enter and armed with intent, while a 20-year-old woman was charged with aggravated break and enter, armed with intent, malicious damage and common assault.

The group have all been refused bail to appear before Lismore Local Court on Tuesday, 16 December.

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