Man Attacked During Home Burglary

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PARMA, OH --  A recent attack has left residents in one neighborhood on edge. Some are so shaken up, they didn’t want to go on camera to talk about what happened.

"The neighborhood is getting to the point where people are coming in and out at all hours of the night and roaming the streets, and you just got to watch your house more,” said one resident, who didn’t want to be identified.

Police say the attack happened on Wednesday inside a home on Grovewood Avenue. A 60-year-old man heard noises in another room. When he went to see what was going on, he spotted two teen boys. The owner then decided to confront them, but that didn’t end well. He was stabbed and left unconscious.

"He did sustain some lacerations to his hands, so I’m presuming those were defensive wounds from fending off the suspects,” said Sgt. Kevin Riley with the Parma Police Department.

He said the suspects were able to get away. Now, police are trying to find them.

Police were able to recover some evidence from the home, including a knife they say the suspects used to attack the victim. They also found blood. Both will be tested by the crime lab.

Neighbors are hopeful that evidence will lead them to the suspects. They said the boys need to be off the streets and behind bars.

"Whether it’s teenagers, 20-year-olds or 25-year-olds. It doesn’t matter what age. They’re just rotten to the core and they need to be caught,” said the unidentified resident.

Police believe the suspects got in through an unlocked door.

Anyone with information on this case, should call Parma Police at 440-887-7300

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