A man has been assaulted in a Raymond Terrace home invasion this early this morning.

The man answered the door  after hearing a loud banging about 5:30am, when a male assailant threatened him with a knife.

The intruder kicked the man in the face as he backed away, when another resident enquired about the noise.

The two residents were able to leave safely, whilst the intruding man stole a small portable safe.