Police are appealing for public assistance following two home invasions in the Port Stephens and Lake Macquarie regions.
About 4.15am on Tuesday 23 March 2021, three men allegedly forced entry to a home at Lemon Tree Passage, and seriously assaulted a man. The men were armed with a hammer and a knife.
In the second incident, about 2pm on Thursday 25 March 2021, two men allegedly forced entry to a home at Kahibah and seriously assaulted a man. The men were armed with a pole and bat.
Detectives attached to Port Stephens-Hunter Police District are conducting investigations into links between both incidents.
The same vehicle was reportedly used on both occasions, described as a blue Mazda6 sedan.
Police are seeking to speak with three men who may be able to assist with their inquiries. They have all been described as aged in their 20s.
Detectives are appealing for anyone who may have information about the incidents, or has dashcam footage of the incidents, to contact Port Stephens-Hunter Police 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.