Three people broke into a house and assaulted the occupant before leaving with stolen goods at an address in Matamata early this morning.

Police attended the incident at Station Road at approximately 5:20am.

"The victim was taken to hospital with moderate injuries," a police spokeswoman said. "We are investigating the incident and looking for the offenders involved."

If anyone has any information which may help please contact Waikato Police on 07 858 6200.

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Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to Crimes toppers on 0800 555 111.