Police are investigating an aggravated break and enter at a home in Fairfield.
About 7.45pm on Saturday, February 8, two men forced their way into a residence on Neerini Avenue, where they reportedly confronted the 64-year-old male resident with a small firearm.
Following a demand for cash, the two men assaulted the resident before fleeing empty handed.
The 64-year-old man contacted neighbours, who alerted authorities.
Officers from Fairfield City Police Area Command attended and established a crime scene, which has been examined by specialist forensic officers.
NSW Ambulance Paramedics treated the man for a minor head injury before taking him to Fairfield Hospital for further treatment.
Local detectives also attended the home and commenced an investigation into the incident.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000.