Police are appealing for assistance following a home invasion in Maitland.

About 7:30pm on Tuesday night, a man and a woman were physically assaulted in their home on O’Hearn Street, Tenambit by an unknown man wearing a balaclava.

The unknown man forced his way through the rear door and demanded money from the 48 year old male occupant, before being physically assaulted on a number of occasions.

The female occupant, was unharmed and managed to call police when the man fled the house.

The 48-year-old man was taken to Maitland Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Port Stephens-Hunter Police attended the scene and commenced an investigation into the incident. 

They say the unknown man is described as being aged in his early 20’s, about 160cm tall, of medium build with brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black balaclava, dark coloured clothing and black shoes.

Anyone with information is being urged to call Port Stephens-Hunter Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.