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.


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