Portland man, 71, assaulted and robbed in own home

Portland man, 71, assaulted and robbed in own home »Play Video
Rain and Stressla Beavers say they are changing the way they live after their 71-year-old next door neighbor was roughed up by thieves and robbed Monday morning.

PORTLAND, Ore. – Police said two men assaulted and robbed a 71-year-old Portland man inside his own home Monday morning.

The victim told officers that he heard a knock on his front door and when he answered it the men pushed their way into his house and assaulted him.

A neighbor described him as "pretty beaten up" after the attack, but doing better by afternoon.

He did not need to go to a hospital.

It happened in the 4000 block of Northeast 125th Place.

The victim said the men stole several items from his house before running into the neighborhood. A police K-9 unit searched the area, but could not find the suspects.

The victim described the suspects as two white men in their 20s. One man was wearing a blue shirt. The other was short, heavy and wore glasses, police said.

Next door, Rain and Stressla Beavers say most of their neighborhood is retired but it is a safe, low-crime area.

"I talked to (the victim). He said the doorbell rang. He opened it up," said Stressla. "They beat him up. Took his wallet. His eyes were blackened."

A police spokesman said the area is not generally considered high-crime.

It’s unclear what was stolen from the house. A motive for the robbery is also unclear, police said.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call detectives at 503-823-0405.