POLICE are working tirelessly to track down a group of men accused of a serious "opportunistic" break-in and attack which left a man in hospital with stab wounds.
Oxley Detective Inspector Jason Darcy told the Leader officers had executed two search warrants targeting suspects in connection to the alleged offending.
He said police were appealing for further information as investigations continue into the alleged break and enter on Bowdens Lane in Moore Creek, just after midnight on Wednesday.
"We believe there are people in West Tamworth that know about it and are harbouring these people," Detective Inspector Darcy said.
"Given the seriousness of the offending we are calling for the public to come forward with information."
He said police investigations were continuing as officers work to get closure in the matter.
A 13-year-old boy is the only person facing charges over the stabbing so far, after he was allegedly found hiding inside the home when police arrived.
He was granted conditional bail in a children's court and faces allegations of aggravated break-and-enter and breaching bail.
Police claim a band of unidentified men broke into the Moore Creek home and knifed a 51-year-old man in the torso before stealing his belongings and fleeing the scene in an allegedly stolen Volkswagen Polo.
The getaway car was found burnt out in Coledale in the hours after the alleged break-in and stabbing, according to police.
The victim was treated by paramedics and taken to Tamworth hospital for treatment for his stab wound and injuries to his hands. It is understood he was in a stable condition at the time.
Detectives combed the scene and seized a number of items for forensic examination.
Police have urged anyone with information, CCTV or dashcam footage from the area around the time of the alleged offending to make a report to Tamworth police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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