Man struck with crow bar in aggravated break and enter at Rockleigh Avenue, Thornton

Police are appealing for information over a group break and enter in which a man was assaulted on Thursday morning.

The group – four men and one woman – forced entry into the Rockleigh Street home about 3.30am, which woke the occupants.

The intruders then locked themselves in a room before ransacking it.

When confronted by the occupants, a man and woman fled with property stolen from the home.

A male occupant confronted the men, before he was struck to the head with a crow bar.

Following a struggle, the rest of the group fled and the occupants called police.

A 19-year old man was treated for facial injuries and was taken to Maitland Hospital in a stable condition.

An investigation has been launched and any witnesses or anyone with information in relation to this incident is urged to come forward and contact police via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.