Police are appealing for information following an alleged aggravated break and enter at Thornton overnight.
It’s believed five people broke into the home on Rockleigh Street around 3:30am where they locked themselves in a room and ransacked it.
One of the residents confronted the group prompting a man and a woman to flee the scene with stolen property.
The three remaining men allegedly hit the 19-year-old male occupant in the head with a crow bar before also fleeing.
The man was taken to Maitland Hospital in a stable condition suffering facial injuries.
Officers are now investigating.
Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.