Old man, woman, among trio attacked in home invasion
A MAN suffered a large laceration to his skull in a violent home invasion at Richmond Hill just before 1am on Sunday.
Detective Inspector Cameron Lindsay said the man, aged 49, a 55-year-old woman and a 74-year-old man were assaulted by three men who entered a home on Richmond Hill Rd.
"The woman and two men sustained serious head and facial injuries," Det Insp Lindsay said.
"The men are described as being 183cm tall and of solid build and they were wearing camouflage clothing and black masks."
"A number of items of electrical equipment were stolen."
The attackers fled in the 49-year-old's white 1994 VR Holden Commodore, registration TBA-699.
"The Commodore was last seen heading west toward Lismore on Ballina Rd at 1am."
Det Insp Lindsay said police suspect the three attackers may have been seen by someone in the area before.
Neighbours thought noises they heard were coming from a girls' sleepover nearby.
"It's not good at all when something like this happens so close to home," said one nearby resident.
A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said four ambulance vehicles responded to the incident.
"Paramedics treated two men and a woman, all with varying degrees of facial trauma," the spokeswoman said.
"A 49-year-old man was treated for a large laceration to the back of his head and rib pain."
A Northern NSW Local Health District spokeswoman said the two men and the woman were in a stable condition in Lismore Base Hospital.
Anyone with any information on the home invasion or the stolen Commodore is urged to call Lismore police on 6626 0599 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.