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Appeal for information after man assaulted during home invasion - Bateau Bay

Friday, 02 September 2022 04:17:18 PM

Police are appealing for public assistance after a man was seriously assaulted during a home invasion on the Central Coast earlier this year.

About 11.20pm on Saturday 7 May 2022, a 29-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman were at their home on Lancaster Parade, Bateau Bay, when three men entered through the back door.

The trio assaulted the man with a torch, causing head and facial injuries.

During the assault, the woman was dragged from the home and threatened while her mobile phone was smashed.


The trio fled and police were notified. Officers from Tuggerah Lakes Police District attended and secured a crime scene, which was examined by specialist officers.

The injured man was treated at the scene before being taken to Gosford Hospital. He has since been released.

The incident is believed to have been targeted and as inquiries continue, police would like to speak with three men who may be able to assist with the investigation.

The first male is described as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander appearance, of large build, about 175cm tall, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black jumper and black jeans.

The second male is described as being of Caucasian appearance, of muscular build, about 180cm tall, with black hair, beard and moustache, and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a black shirt and black tracksuit pants.

The third male is described as being of Caucasian appearance, of medium build, about 175cm tall, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing dark coloured clothing.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Tuggerah Lakes Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.