Police seek information after shot fired during home invasion at Lake Macquarie

Police are appealing for information about a home invasion in which a shot was fired inside a house in Lake Macquarie overnight.

Officers attached to Lake Macquarie Police District were called to a home on Railway Street, Teralba, shortly after 11pm (Saturday 23 January 2021), responding to reports of a gunshot.

Police have been told three people – one armed with a firearm and one with a baton – entered the house and threatened a 26-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman.

The woman was struck in the head with the baton before the group ransacked the lounge stealing cash and phones, leaving a short time later in an older-model blue hatchback.

The injured woman was treated at the scene for a head laceration.

A crime scene was established and a canvass of the street conducted.

Police are would like to speak to three people – two men and a woman – they believe may be able to assist them with inquiries.

The first man is described as being about 188cm tall with a medium build. At the time the man was carrying a firearm.

The second man is described as being about 175cm tall with a thin build.

The woman is described as being about 167cm tall with a stocky build and may have shoulder-length dark hair. She was carrying a baton or similar.

All are believed to be of Caucasian appearance, aged in their 30s and were dressed in black clothing with their faces covered.

As inquiries continue, anyone who has information about this incident, or who may have CCTV or dashcam vision from the area and its surrounds about the time described, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 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.

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