A pregnant woman has been stabbed multiple times in the abdomen and chest after disturbing an intruder in her northern Sydney home.
The woman, 33, was attacked during the break-in at her home on Gloria Close in Mount Colah about 8.50pm on Thursday and sought help from neighbours after the intruder fled the scene.
She was rushed to Royal North Shore Hospital, where she is in a stable condition.
The woman, who was home alone at the time of the incident, is several months pregnant and the condition of her unborn child remains unknown at this stage.
Police arrested a 14-year-old boy at a nearby home about an hour after the incident.
He is awaiting surgery under police guard at Hornsby Hospital after suffering hand wounds.
The property and the surrounding area remains a crime scene as police investigations continue.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.