Northeast District RCMP are seeking the public's help after someone broke into an 84-year-old man's home in broad daylight, beat him with a wooden chair and fled with a large sum of money and a rifle.

The home invasion occurred in Chamberlain Settlement on Monday, between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., but was only reported to police on Tuesday because the victim was disoriented, said Jolette.

The victim sustained serious injuries and was transported to the hospital, Sgt. Benoit Jolette said in a statement on Wednesday.

Chamberlain Settlement is about 7.5 kilometres southeast of Bathurst.

The investigation is ongoing and it's possible that more than one person was involved, he said.

Police are seeking information from the public that could help identify the person or persons responsible.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Bathurst RCMP at 506-548-7771 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).