Police say suspects use hatchet during home invasion

February 17, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Two Men in the bay area are recovering after they were attacked with a hatchet during a home invasion robbery, police said.

Authorities say a 58-year-old man came home to find a 69-year-old man tied up and suffering from deep cuts. Three suspects who were still in the home then attacked the 58-year-old with a hatchet.

San Francisco Police Department Spokesperson Albie Esparza said, "It's extremely rare to see a hatchet used as a weapon in these home invasion robberies. It's a very medieval looking device, if you will. It's very barbaric."

Both victims suffered serious injuries and were taken to a local hospital. They are expected to be ok.

Police say the suspects are teenagers and have not yet been identified.


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