Listen to Northern Beaches Crime Manager Detective Chief Inspector Michael Boutouridis detail a home invasion which occurred in Cromer last night, 6 October 2021. The press conference was held today, 7 October, outside Manly Police Station.
Here is the media statement provided by police on the matter:
Man hospitalised following assault with a baseball bat – Cromer
Thursday, 07 October 2021 04:44:57 AM
Police are investigating after a man was assaulted with a baseball bat in his Cromer home in Sydney’s northern beaches overnight.
About 8.30pm (Wednesday 6 October 2021), a man armed with a baseball bat entered an unlocked front door of a house in Toronto Avenue.
The man approached the 50-year-old male resident and began hitting him with the bat before fleeing the house.
Emergency service attended and the injured man was treated at the scene before he was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital suffering head and arm injuries. He remains in a stable condition.
Officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command secured a crime scene and commenced a search with the assistance of the Dog Unit and PolAir.
A bat was located in a nearby creek and has been seized for forensic examination.
Investigations into the incident 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 crime via NSW Police social media pages.