HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — A 47-year-old homeowner is recovering after a man attacked him Friday night inside his own home, police say.
Hamilton Police Department officers responded to Brecknock Court for a report of a home invasion shortly after 8 p.m.
An investigation revealed that an unknown man forced his way into the home of the homeowner and an 18-year-old man.
The suspect confronted the homeowner and a struggle followed.
During the struggle, the suspect struck the victim in the head with a crowbar and bit his arm, before fleeing out of the residence.
The suspect was last seen running through the woods toward Cologne Avenue.
The is described as being a black man in his late 20s to early 40s, stocky build with a medium complexion, a shaved or bald head, and a beard, wearing a gray t-shirt, gray sweatpants, and a gray hat.
The victim was treated at the scene and took himself to the hospital for further evaluation.
The 18 year-old was not injured.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Larry Fernan at 609-625-2700 x 575.