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Elderly man fought back during Hopkinton home invasion

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Dee DeQuattro


An 83-year-old man gave a pair of robbers quite the hard time when they invaded his Hopkinton home on Tuesday. The suspects arrived at the man's home on Spring Street on Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. One of the individuals knocked on the victim's door claiming he had done work on the home and needed to come in. He told the victim that he was owed money from the previous work they did.

At this point the second suspect burst in through the back door. The suspects stole the man's wallet but the 83-year-old did no go down with out a fight. He swung at one of the suspects and hit him in the face.

The suspects then tied the man up and left him a knife to escape when they left. They stole cash and other articles.

Hopkinton police describe the suspects as two white males with dark hair in their thirties. The first suspect is described as approximately 5'9" and slim. The second is described as stocky and between 5'5" and 5'7" with more tan skin. It is suspect the second suspect has a bruise on his mouth from the struggle.

The victim refused medical treatment at the scene however he later went to the hospital with unspecified injuries.

Police suspect this incident may be connected to a situation in May where men were going door to door in a community asking to do work for people including landscaping and sealing driveways. Anyone with any information regarding either of these incidents is asked to call 401.377.7751.

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