Just after 8:30pm on Wednesday a group of four masked men attended a property in Klyn Circuit. Senior Sergeant Daniel Whitfield-Jones said one man was armed with a knife while the other three carried lengths of timber.
“The group knocked on the front door of the property and hid in the darkness until a man at the residence came outside.
“The men then repeatedly struck the victim with their weapons before fleeing to a waiting car in a nearby street and speeding away,” Senior Sergeant Whitfield-Jones said.
The victim suffered serious injuries and has been taken to hospital.
“We’re told the four men were all of a similar height, around 175 and 180cm tall, of medium build and wearing long sleeved shirts, balaclavas and gloves,” Snr Sgt Whitfield Jones said.
“The car they fled in is described as a small white hatchback or SUV, but we’re not sure what make it is.”
Snr Sgt Whitfield Jones is asking anyone with footage from CCTVs that face onto Wuyal Street to contact Nhulunbuy Police.
Investigators are also seeking help from the public to identify two people who may be able to assist officers with their enquiries.
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000.