Police have released this photo of a vehicle similar to one used in a home invasion on an elderly resident at Lismore last week, hoping it may trigger the memories of possible witnesses.
About 9.30pm on Sunday 6 October, several men forced their way into a home on Spring Street.
The men assaulted and restrained the 74-year-old resident and stole military swords, bayonets and knives from the home.
The man, who is an avid military collector, was left bound inside the home.
The assailants set fire to the home and fled the scene.
The men drove from the scene in a 1990 model white Suzuki van, NSW registration JWA-014, which was later seen driving through Lismore CBD.
The man was able to free himself and emergency services were alerted.
Investigators from Richmond Local Area Command have appealed for information about the incident.
Anyone with information about the incident or the whereabouts of the vehicle is urged to contact police immediately.
Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.