Elderly man attacked with hammer in terrifying home invasion

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.


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.