Cap vital to home invasion case
POLICE have released images of a cap which was located at the scene of a home invasion in Palmers Island in May, in which a man was seriously injured.
About 6.15pm on Sunday 29 May 2011, police were called to River Road after reports five males had smashed their way into a home and assaulted the two occupants, a 51-year-old man and 17-year-old girl.
The offenders stole an amount of cash before leaving in a waiting vehicle, described as a white sedan.
As a result of the home invasion, the 51-year-old man was admitted to hospital suffering grievous bodily injuries.
Police from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command established Strike Force 'Sharon' to investigate the incident.
Police have released images of a cap which was found at the scene. The hat has been forensically examined and police believe the cap is pivotal to the investigation.
Police believe the owner of the cap may have information crucial to the information.
Anyone who recognises the cap, or anyone with information that may assist the investigation, should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.