CLOTHING and jewellery have been seized from an Orange home as part of a strike force investigation into an attempted murder in Sydney.
An Orange man was refused bail in Hornsby Local Court on Thursday on six charges after an 84-year-old woman was seriously assaulted at a retirement village in North Turramurra on November 16
Police and emergency services responded to a report just before 12.30pm and on arrival, officers located an 84-year-old woman with serious injuries.
She was taken to hospital for treatment and is now undergoing rehabilitation.
Detectives from Kuring-Gai Police Area Command established Strike Force Calculus to investigate the incident.
Following extensive inquiries, detectives arrested a 43-year-old man after stopping his vehicle on the Pacific Highway, Wahroonga, about 3pm on Wednesday.
Officers also executed search warrants at a hotel on Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont, and a house on Jindalee Avenue in Orange, seizing clothing and jewellery.
The man was taken to Hornsby Police Station and charged with attempted murder, two counts of aggravated break, enter and commit a serious indictable offence and three counts of dealing with the proceeds of crime.
Police will allege in court the woman arrived home to find the man in her unit before he seriously assaulted her.
One of the break and enter charges relates to an incident at Cromer November 15.
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