A 60-YEAR-OLD man is being treated for head and leg injuries after he was assaulted during a home invasion at his Kenna Street unit on Friday morning.
An intruder, who is believed to be around 20 years old, allegedly broke into the man’s unit between 6.30am and 7am and assaulted the resident before leaving the premises with a sum of money.
During the attack the intruder, who is described as being around 175cm to 180cm tall, wore a white bandana over his face and a black hoodie.
Emergency services were called to the unit shortly before 9am, where the victim was treated by paramedics before being transported to Orange hospital where he’s in a stable condition.
Canobolas Local Area Command duty officer Scott Russell said the victim was conscious when police arrived at the scene and was able to walk to the ambulance.
“[However] He was shaken up due to the injuries he sustained,” acting Inspector Russell said.
Police spent yesterday canvassing the Kenna Street area and talking to neighbours.
A crime scene was established at the unit and a forensic team were brought in to look for fingerprints.
Police are unsure of the motive for the attack and despite interviewing the victim yesterday, are yet to determine if the two men knew each other.
“Police are obviously concerned about the incident and would like anyone who saw anything in the Kenna Street or Wentworth Lane area at around that time to contact us immediately,” acting Inspector Russell said.