DURHAM — An 85-year-old man was slashed with a box cutter during a robbery in his home Thursday morning. Police are looking for a man in his mid- to late 20s, 6 feet tall and about 160 pounds.
The attacker knocked on the man's door on Chandler Road about 9:30 a.m. and asked for work. When the victim said he didn't have any work, the man forced his way in and shoved the older man to the floor.
The attacker cut the victim on the hands and neck before stealing cash and a cell phone and fleeing in the victim's car. The car was found abandoned about an hour later on Moore Place.
The attacker wore blue jeans, a tan jacket, Timberland boots and a dark-colored toboggan.
Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator T.A. Guess at 560-4281, ext. 228, or CrimeStoppers at 683-1200.