A 67-YEAR-OLD man was assaulted in his home at Bowraville late last night.
About 11.50pm, the man was awoken to the sound of people kicking in the back door to his house.
He was confronted by three unknown males - possibly teenagers - who were armed with a mop handle, a broom handle and rocks from a nearby garden.
The trio left the house with the man's wallet and car keys. His car- a red 2005 Honda CRV panel van with NSW registration CG 09EW - was also stolen.
The man then managed to call for emergency services.
Upon their arrival he was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics for a broken left leg, punctured lip and facial lacerations. He was transferred to Coffs Harbour Hospital for further treatment.
A crime scene was established and was attended by Mid North Coast Detectives and Coffs Harbour Forensic Services Group.
Their inquiries continue.
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 crime via NSW Police social media pages.