Police are appealing for public assistance as they continue to investigate an aggravated break and enter in the state’s Illawarra last week.
About 10am on Thursday (11 August 2022), a man – wearing a balaclava – forced entry to a home on Owen Street, Bulli, and began ransacking the property.
The resident – a 79-year-old man – was awoken and confronted the man, who threw a drawer at the elderly resident, striking him in the head and causing his ear to bleed.
The resident was then pushed to the ground, as the male stole cash and fled from the home.
Officers attached to Wollongong Police District were notified and established a crime scene.
As investigations into the incident continue, police are appealing for anyone who may information to contact Wollongong Police on 4226 7899 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.