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Police call for help to catch balaclava-clad robbers at Canberra apartment

A man and a woman who were woken by three balaclava-clad men who broke their Canberra apartment, assaulting the pair and fleeing the scene, have recovered.

But ACT Police are still seeking witnesses to the violent home invasion a week after the incident last Tuesday at about 9.50pm at the Manhattan Apartments on Bunda Street in Civic.

Detective Station Sergeant Matt Reynolds said police were investigating the crime, including talking to the owners of the apartment building, but had not yet found out whether there could be CCTV footage to help identify the offenders.

He said a 31 year old man and 26 year old woman were woken by the three men, all of whom were wearing balaclavas, but two of whom were identified as Caucasian.

Det Sgt Reynolds said the men had threatened the pair and a fight broke out, during which the male victim suffered head injuries and the woman suffered minor injuries, but both were since recovering.

He said he could not go into detail about what was taken from the apartment, but said police had not received any information to indicate organised criminal involvement in the home invasion.

Det Sgt Reynolds urged anyone who may have seen anything outside or in the apartment building at the time, to contact police through Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

He said even if someone saw something they thought was irrelevant, it could still be valuable to the investigation.