Portland man, 71, assaulted and robbed in own home

      PORTLAND, Ore. - Police said two men assaulted and robbed a 71-year-old Portland man inside his own home Monday morning.

      The victim told officers that he heard a knock on his front door and when he answered it the men pushed their way into his house and assaulted him.

      A neighbor described him as "pretty beaten up" after the attack, but doing better by afternoon.

      He did not need to go to a hospital.

      It happened in the 4000 block of Northeast 125th Place.

      The victim said the men stole several items from his house before running into the neighborhood. A police K-9 unit searched the area, but could not find the suspects.

      The victim described the suspects as two white men in their 20s. One man was wearing a blue shirt. The other was short, heavy and wore glasses, police said.

      Next door, Rain and Stressla Beavers say most of their neighborhood is retired but it is a safe, low-crime area.

      "I talked to (the victim). He said the doorbell rang. He opened it up," said Stressla. "They beat him up. Took his wallet. His eyes were blackened."

      A police spokesman said the area is not generally considered high-crime.

      It's unclear what was stolen from the house. A motive for the robbery is also unclear, police said.

      Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call detectives at 503-823-0405.


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