The first unit of this 30 William St unit complex was broken into this morning by a man wearing a balaclava and wielding a crowbar.
The first unit of this 30 William St unit complex was broken into this morning by a man wearing a balaclava and wielding a crowbar. Campbell Gellie

Police hunt for Gladstone's balaclava-clad, crowbar wielding man

UPDATE 7.30pm: 

GLADSTONE Police Criminal Investigation Branch detective senior sergeant Luke Peachey will hold a press conference at 10am tomorrow about the home invasion this morning. 

It is still unknown whether or not someone has been arrested for the home invasion. 

It is alleged the man was wearing a balaclava this morning when he broke into a unit on William St in Gladstone. 

Once inside he reportedly used a crowbar to hit another man, possibly breaking his leg. 

EARLIER 10.50am:

PEOPLE are standing outside the unit that was broken into this morning trying to fix the broken door.

With them is a tall thin man standing on crutches with a bandage around his left leg who acknowledged the unit was the one where there was a home invasion by a man wearing a balaclava.

The door appears to be broken on the bottom half following the home invasion that took place about 3am.

EARLIER 10am:

A MAN has reportedly broken into a Gladstone unit wearing a balaclava and assaulted a man, possibly breaking his leg, before running away.

The home invasion happened about 3am this morning at William St.

The man later fled the Gladstone home to unknown location and now police are looking for him.

Gladstone Police Criminal Investigation Branch are investigating the home invasion and it's believed the victim was hit by a crowbar.

Police would not say if they knew who the attacker was.

Anyone with information should call Gladstone Police Station on 4971 3222 or to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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