A man has been attacked with a hammer and robbed in a terrifying home invasion near Lake Macquarie this morning.
About 10am, a woman knocked on the front door of a home in Fourth Street, Seahampton, and spoke to the 70-year-old occupant.
During the conversation a man appeared from behind the woman armed with a shortened firearm.
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The pair forced their way into the home and assaulted the occupant with a hammer before stealing a large amount of cash, and dried cannabis.
The occupant managed to contact emergency services who attended the home.
A crime scene was established and the man was taken to John Hunter Hospital.
Police believe this was a targeted attack.