A man aged in his 60s has been struck a number of times with a hammer during an aggravated burglary in Cullybackey, Co Antrim.
He suffered injuries to his head and legs after being attacked at a house in the Kilmakevit Crescent area on Saturday.
Police say his injuries aren't believed to be life threatening.
A spokesperson for the PSNI added: "It was reported just before 7.25pm that the occupant of a house in the Kilmakevit Crescent area noticed a man outside the property.
"The man gained entry to the house and struck the victim, aged in his 60s, a number of times with a hammer before making off on foot empty-handed.
"The injured party sustained injuries to his head and legs which are not believed to be life-threatening at this time.
"The suspect is described as being around 5' 10" in height and of medium build, with fair hair. He was wearing a black bomber jacket, black tracksuit bottoms, a dark coloured hat and a blue facemask.
"Our enquiries are ongoing and anyone who may have information, including dashcam or other footage, is asked to contact detectives in Ballymena on 101."