Home invasion – Jesmond

Investigations are continuing into a home invasion in the state’s Hunter region yesterday.

Police have been told a man answered a knock at his front door on Heaton Street, Jesmond, about 10.45pm (Tuesday 2 April 2019), when two men with balaclavas forced their way into the house and demanded cash and jewellery.

The 26-year-old man was assaulted and threatened, before the two men fled the scene with cash and a credit card.

He attended John Hunter Hospital for treatment of a broken nose and facial fracture, and has since been discharged.

Officers from Newcastle City Police Area Command attended the house and established a crime scene.

As investigations continue, police are urging anyone who may have information to come forward.

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.

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