Sydney TikToker's livestream disrupted by violent robbery
A violent home invasion in Sydney on Saturday night was captured live on TikTok, and left a man in hospital after being assaulted.
The 33-year-old victim, believed to be Wally Assaad, was taking part in a live stream on the video platform when two masked men entered his Villawood home and knocked him unconscious.
In the footage, a male voice believed to be the intruder, can be heard asking "Where is the safe?" before saying: "Where is the money?"
The live stream captured the intruder carrying a pile of clothes from the house, before allegedly jumping into two getaway cars.
Police said the occupant of the granny flat answered a knock at the door when he was punched in the face, knocking him to the ground unconscious.
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"Two men – wearing balaclavas – entered the home and threatened the female occupant with a firearm, before stealing clothing and fleeing," they said in a statement on Sunday
Police confirmed the injured man had been "live streaming on a social media platform at the time", and police were notified shortly after.
The woman screaming in the video is Mr Assaad's partner Daniella, Nine News reported.
At one point in the video, she can be heard screaming out "Wally".
Another man, who goes by the user name 'cantfightfate14' on TikTok, shared the video online which shows him watching on as the terrifying robbery unfolded.
"What the f*** is going on?" he asked repeatedly before the video abruptly ended.
Emergency services were called to a home on Koonoona Avenue at around 11:30pm following reports of a home invasion.
The 33-year-old was treated for a laceration to his head and taken to Liverpool Hospital in a stable condition
A crime scene was established, which has been forensically examined, police said.
Anyone with information about the home invasion is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.
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