NBC10- Doug Shimell
A man is ambushed in his driveway by a gang of men, then taken inside his home and attacked. NBC10's Doug Shimell reports.
Armed assailants attacked a man as he returned to his suburban home this morning then made off with his station wagon and guns.
Hatfield Police were called out to the 1400 block of Leas Way around 6:15 a.m. for the report of a robbery.
Officers found that a group of people held the resident at gunpoint as he got out of his 2003 BMW 525i station wagon in his driveway earlier in the morning.
"His face was covered almost immediately upon exiting his vehicle. He was taken into the house where he was detained and tied up with wire ties," said Officer Patrick Hanrahan, Hatfield Twp. Police Department.
The victim was beaten by the assailants. Police say after he was able to break free from the restraints, he called 911.
The suspects stole various items from the home including several guns, according to police.
The assailants then jumped in the station wagon, PA. plates JGN-5269, and drove off.
The attack left the unidentified victim with cuts to his head and face that required treatment at Lansdale Hospital.
Neighbors believe the attack was not random. "They must've been waiting for him to come home from work in the morning and targeted him. I don't believe that we should be in fear of anything. But I was really scared this morning," said Phyllis Angelucci, neighbor.
Police released a photo of a station similar to the victim’s BMW in hopes someone spots the vehicle.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Hatfield Township Police Department Detective Division #215-855-0903 or by email.