A man has been attacked during a terrifying home invasion in Thornton.
Five people broke into a house in Rockleigh Street at around 3:30am Thursday morning before locking themselves inside a room and ransacking it.
The noise woke one of the occupants - who was hit in the face with a crowbar after confronting the thieves before the group took off.
A 19-year-old man since been treated for injuries in Maitland Hospital.
Police are on the hunt for four men and a woman who fled the scene - anyone with info is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.