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Thugs knock man unconscious, ransack Menlo Park home

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Vicious thugs who knocked an 88-year-old Menlo Park man unconscious during a home invasion robbery Sunday may have been responsible for two more heists that morning.

Two men ransacked the elderly man’s home in the 1000 block of Windermere Avenue at around 5:15 a.m. and struck the senior over the head with an unknown object, police said.

The elderly man called cops after regaining consciousness around 7:30 a.m., police said.

Police said it was unclear what if anything was stolen during the violent heist.

Police said two similar incidents that are likely related occurred shortly after Sunday’s home invasion. One occurred in the 600 block of Central Avenue at 5:40 a.m., and the other about ten minutes later in the 800 block of Laurel Avenue.

In those incidents, residents called cops saying the thugs tried to kick in the front door to their homes, but failed, police said.

One of the residents described one of the two crooks as a black man standing 5 feet, 10 inches. The elderly man described his attacker as standing 5 feet, 10 inches and wearing a dark-hooded sweatshirt that was pulled tight over his face, police said.

Menlo Park police are asking anyone who may have any additional information regarding these incidents and/or who may have been witnesses, to contact the Police Department at (650) 330-6300.

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