Police say three young men are in custody after a home invasion in Tauranga on Sunday morning.
They say the men, armed with knives, broke into the Welcome Bay home of a couple in their 40s and their two children about 4am.
A police spokesperson says the accused assaulted the man and stole money and jewellery, before attempting to steal a motor vehicle and fleeing on foot.
Three men were apprehended nearby.
The men, who are all from Tauranga and are aged from 18 to 22, have been arrested and charged with aggravated burglary, threatening to kill, assault and attempting to unlawfully take a motor vehicle.
They will appear in the Tauranga District Court on Monday.