Man, 77, pistol-whipped in home invasion

A MAN in his 70s has been taken to hospital with head injuries after being pistol-whipped in a violent home invasion near Newcastle.

Police said the 77-year-old was woken by someone knocking on the front door of his Penylan Street home at Cardiff just after 1am on Sunday.

A short time later, police said three men burst into the house and clocked the elderly men over the head with a gun.


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The intruders, all of whom had their faces concealed, demanded money from the injured man before fleeing with his wallet and mobile phone.

A neighbour rushed to the elderly man’s aid and called police.

The 77-year-old was taken to hospital for treatment to what police said was a minor head injury.

An investigation is underway to locate the man’s attackers.

Anyone with any information is urged to come forward and call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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