By CBS3 Staff

COLLINGSWOOD, N.J. (CBS) — Authorities in Camden County are on the hunt for a man they say broke into a home and attacked two people before setting the house on fire. The incident happened shortly before 2:30 p.m. Sunday at a home on the 200 block of Crestmont Terrace.

The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office says the suspect attacked one person inside the home and tied up another victim, demanding money.

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Investigators say the man set the house on fire when he left.

According to authorities, the suspect was described as a thin man with dark skin, a short beard and dark hair. He was wearing a yellow winter hat with a yellow and black zip-up sweatshirt, officials say.

Officials say firefighters responded to the scene for a report of a fire. They quickly put it out but found one victim suffering from injuries unrelated to the blaze.

Neighbors who spoke with CBS3 say they’re anxious as a heavy police presence was in the area investigating.

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“It’s scary. Being a single female, I’m living alone. To hear this news, it kind of shakes my nerves a little bit,” neighbor Erica Green said. “I don’t know if I’ll be able to sleep tonight.”

It’s not clear if the suspect made off — if anything — but officials say the victims are trying to recover.

“I’m hoping that they be OK and I’m hoping their house won’t get destroyed. I’m going to pray for them,” a woman said.

Authorities are asking anyone with any relevant information about the incident to contact police at 609-868-0266.

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CBS3’s Matt Petrillo contributed to this report.