Police are appealing for public assistance following home invasions in Port Stephens and Lake Macquarie in March that are believed to be linked.
About 4.15am on Tuesday, March 23, three men forced their way into a Lemon Tree Passage home and seriously assaulted a man.
In the second incident, which occurred about 2pm on Thursday, March 25, two men allegedly forced entry to a home in Kahibah in Lake Macquarie and seriously assaulted a man.
Police said the men that committed the Tilligerry assault were armed with a hammer and a knife while the men that assaulted the Lake Macquarie man were armed with a pole and bat.
Detectives attached to the Port Stephens-Hunter Police District are now investigating links between the two attacks.
The same vehicle, described as a blue Mazda 6 sedan, was reportedly used on both occasions.
Police are seeking to speak with three men who may be able to assist with their inquiries.
They have all been described as aged in their 20s.
Detectives are appealing for anyone who may have information about the incidents, or has dashcam footage from the suburbs about the time of the attacks, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the online reporting page: nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.
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