Masked robber wielded metal bar at Exeter resident
A MASKED man brandishing a metal bar and demanding money attacked a city resident at his front door.
Detectives have launched a manhunt following the incident at an address in Polsloe Road, Exeter.
The victim, who is aged in his 20s and only recently moved to the area, suffered a large cut to the head and bruising to his body.
"There was so much blood," said the victim, who asked not be named. It was in my eyes and I couldn't see properly. He was wearing a balaclava and hit me on the head when I opened the door."
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The attacker managed to get into the multi-occupancy property through an unsecured front door and went upstairs to the victim's room. He knocked on the door and used what is believed to be a metal bar to hit the victim across the head. Police said the victim, who needed stitches to his head, stumbled back into the room and his attacker continued his assault.
Detective Constable Mark Ould, of Exeter CID, said: "The offender has knocked on the door of the victim's flat and when he's opened it, he has hit the victim across the head. The victim suffered bad bruising on his legs, arms and body. The offender is believed to have gone through some of the victim's property but did not take anything."
Detectives are keen to hear from any potential witnesses, especially an Asian man who was spotted with a black pram when the offender ran out.
The victim said he did not know who carried out the attack, which happened at around 8.45am on Monday. Call police on 101 quoting DE/12/8887.