A man is battling a host of injuries after police said two men assaulted him inside his home in Berks County.
The attack happened around 10 a.m. Tuesday in the unit block of Lesher Mill Road in Upper Bern Township, near Shartlesville.
Two Hispanic men forced their way inside the home and held those there against their will, according to Pennsylvania State Police.
A 44-year-old man, whose name has not been released, arrived home, and the two men assaulted him with hammers and various blunt objects, police said, adding that the victim also suffered multiple stab wounds from knives.
The assailants took various items from the home and fled the scene, police said.
The victim was taken to Reading Hospital for treatment.
"It's terrible. It's terrible. You have to be afraid, and I am. Trust me. I am," said Joanne Lafaver who lives a few houses away from where the victim was attacked.
The victim is now back home recovering from his injuries, which include a concussion, according to family members.
"You wonder how or why? I just don't know. I can't believe it was picked out at random. That doesn't make sense, because they could have just as well picked any house on the block," said Leonard Lafaver, who also lives in the neighborhood.
Anyone with information about the attack is asked to submit a tip to Crime Alert Berks County via anonymous text to 847411, starting the message with keyword alertberks, or by calling 877-373-9913. Tips can also be submitted on Crime Alert's website.
A cash reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.