Three men have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary in Gainsborough.
The incident happened at a property on Linden Terrace, Gainsborough, on Monday 26th May.
Lincolnshire Police received the report at 1.07pm.
The caller reported that a group of men had forced entry to the house.
One was believed to have assaulted the householder with a piece of wood.
However, detectives believe the offender found this piece of wood at the property and did not come armed with it.
The other offenders attempted to steal a laptop.
The victim, a 42-year-old man, was not seriously injured in the incident and it is believed that he and the offenders were known to each other prior to the incident.
Three local men, two aged 25 and one aged 23, were all arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary and have since been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
Officers would still like to hear from anyone who may have information relating to the incident to build up a fuller account of what happened.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police on the non emergency number 101 quoting incident 186 of 26th May 2014.
Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Or you can visit crimestoppers-uk.org where you can give information online.