Police are investigating after a man was robbed and assaulted by three masked men in a potential targeted robbery at a home in Northland early this morning.
Police were called after three men entered the Kaikohe property and demanded cash from the male occupant, police told 1 NEWS.
The man was then assaulted, before the trio escaped with a number of items, they said.
The three men were said to have been wearing masks, a witness told 1 NEWS.
The man received moderate injuries in the incident and is receiving medical treatment.
Police are making a number of inquiries to establish what happened and who may be responsible.
At this stage, police said the robbery does not appear to be a random incident. Officers are currently speaking to the occupants to establish why the property may have been targeted.