Police investigating after East Gosford home invasion

An investigation is underway after a man was attacked by an unknown duo in his Central Coast home last night.

Just after 8.20pm (Thursday 23 May 2019), police and emergency services were called to a home on White Street, East Gosford, following reports of a home invasion.

Police have been told the 60-year-old male resident responded to a knock at the door when a man and woman, who had their faces covered, forced their way inside.

The masked man struck the resident in the hand with a machete and demanded money. The men got into a physical struggle before the resident was able to escape, seeking refuge at a neighbour’s home and contacting police.

It is believed the man and woman drove from the scene in a sports car.

NSW Ambulance paramedics treated the resident at the scene before he was taken to Gosford Hospital for surgery to a laceration to his hand and treatment for a suspected broken arm.

Officers from Brisbane Water Police District established a crime scene, which was examined by specialist forensic officers.

Local detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and are appealing for anyone with information that may assist with their inquiries 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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