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Home Invasion That Injured Elderly Man Was Not Random, Police Say

CANTON (CBS) -- Police say a 71-year-old man was pistol whipped by men who broke into his home looking for his son Tuesday.

The call for a home invasion came into Canton Police from an apartment complex on the Stoughton side of Route 138 around 11:05 a.m.

The man was taken to the hospital for serious injuries.

First responders determined the suspects to be three Hispanic males wearing hoodies (two blue, one black) that fled the scene in a black Chrysler Pacifica.

"We don't think it was random, they asked specifically for a person's name who is related to the victim," said Police Chief Ken Berkowitz. "We think that they came out from Boston for a specific reason."

A vehicle police believe was involved in a home invasion (Photo Courtesy: Canton PD)

Two of the three men were armed, the third worked as a getaway driver, said police.

Canton Police are working with police in Boston to identify the suspects because officials believe they are from that area.

Berkowitz said they do not believe this attack is connected to the recent home invasions in Milton or Hyde Park.

If you have any information, please contact Det. Sgt. Paull Gallagher at 781-828-1212 or Boston Police at 617-343-4328.

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