Home Invaders Beat Up Elderly Delaware Man in His Home: Police

Intruders broke into a Laurel home, hit a sleeping 78-year-old homeowner in the head with a blunt object and then tied him up before robbing him.

Delaware State Police said the man was sleeping in his bedroom early Thursday morning when he was awoken after a man hit him in the head. As that intruder tied up the 78-year-old, Delaware State Police said a second man rummaged through the room until he found money.

Once they got the cash, the two men fled.

Responding police said the 78-year-old had minor injuries and refused medical treatment.

Investigators said they don't believe the home invasion was a random act and that the victim was specifically targeted.

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