A young man has been attacked in his home, in what the police have a "cowardly attack". called.
Hawke's Bay Police relies on information about a burglary and robbery at an address on Milton Road in Napier.
Detective Sergeant Darren Pritchard said the police had been called to the accommodation at 5 pm on Friday.
A man entered the address, confronted and abused the homeowner before making a number of demands and fled.
The young homeowner remained shaken but with non-life-threatening injuries.
The police asks residents of Milton Road to check their property and to call them if they discover something suspicious.
Anyone who can provide information about the attack can call Napier Police on 06 831 0700 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.