A MAN was attacked and hit on the head in his own home after confronting two burglars.

At around 12.20am on Tuesday, May 19, two men smashed the back garden patio door, triggering the house alarm in Park Road, Sandhurst.

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The owner of the house, a 55-year-old man, woke up and went to the top of his stairs where he saw two burglars.

They attacked him with a weapon and demanded money after he shouted at them and told them to leave.

He shouted at the offenders to leave, and they then assaulted him with weapons and demanded money.

The burglars took off with a small black safe box, car keys and a silver briefcase containing car cleaning equipment.

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There was no cash inside the safe box.

The victim was taken to hospital where he had a large cut on the top of his head. He has now been discharged.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen the men or heard anything.

The men are aged between 25 and 40-years-old and were wearing face coverings, with one man wearing a black ribbed jacket and the other wearing tracksuit bottoms and trainers.

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Investigating officer Detective Constable Becky Clough of the Priority Crime Team based at Loddon Valley police station, said: “This was a frightening experience for the victim, who was in his own home when he confronted two offenders.

“Although thankfully, the victim’s injuries were not serious, he had every right to be safe in his own home.

“I am appealing for anybody who has any information that may assist this investigation to make contact with police.

“I would also ask for anybody who was driving in the area between midnight and 12.30am yesterday to please check dash-cam footage as it may have captured the offenders arriving or leaving the scene.

“We do not yet have a description of any vehicles that may have been used, but if you have any information that may help this investigation, please contact police.

“You can do so by making a report online or by calling 101, quoting reference number 43200146825.

“Alternatively, to remain 100% anonymous, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”