Police renew appeal after break and enter, assault in Bellingen

Police have renewed their appeal for public information after a man was assaulted following a break and enter at his home on the state’s Mid North Coast, NSW Police say.

About 2am on Monday 28 May 2018, two men forced entry into a house on Ford Street, Bellingen, and demanded money from a 31-year-old male resident.

The man suffered a cut to this hand after he was allegedly attacked by one of the men with a knife.

The two men stole money and tied up the victim. They then drove him to another location, in his vehicle, where he was again assaulted, leaving a large cut on his forehead.

The man managed to escape and seek assistance from a 37-year-old man, who was injured after he tried to stop the car with the two men.

Police later managed to locate the abandoned vehicle nearby.

Detectives from Coffs/Clarence Police District established Strike Force Sansom to investigate.

The vehicle and other exhibits located by investigators are subject of ongoing forensic examination.

Anyone with information is urged to contact detectives at Coffs Harbour Police Station or Crime Stoppers.

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