Home invasion at Lake Illawarra, NSW

An investigation is underway following a home invasion in the Lake Illawarra region overnight.

Just after midnight (Sunday 18 October 2020), police were called to a home on Horsley Drive, Horsley, following reports of a break-in.

Police have been told one of the occupants, a 38-year-old man, was confronted by two unknown men inside the house before there was a physical altercation and he suffered a stab wound to his chest.

During the incident, a second occupant, a 35-year-old woman, was woken and punched in the face by one of the men before they both ran from the home.

The man was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being airlifted to St George Hospital in a serious condition.

Officers attached to Lake Illawarra Police Area Command established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

As part of ongoing inquiries, police would like to speak to two men they believe can assist with their inquiries.

Both men are described as being of Caucasian appearance, between 180cm and 185cm tall and of large build.

One of the men is described as having dark hair and a sleave tattoo. He was seen wearing a black shirt and a black cap.

The second man was wearing a grey hooded jumper.

Inquiries are continuing.

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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