Police are seeking public information after a terrifying assault and robbery at a Tauranga home where two offenders broke into the house early this morning armed with an axe and crowbar.
Officers responded to an aggravated burglary on Waterford Park Drive in Papamoa at approximately 4.30am, Detective Sergeant Darryl Brazier said.
Two men had entered the property and assaulted two occupants of the house, a man and woman, before stealing two cars from the property.
The two victims received minor injuries but did not require ambulance treatment though they are receiving continued support from police, Detective Sergeant Brazier said.
Police have recovered the vehicles nearby and are currently examining them while a scene examination is also underway at the property.
If anyone in the area has any information which could assist with the Police investigation we encourage them to ring Tauranga Police on 577 4300.
Information can also be given anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.