New Port Richey Police are searching for a suspect they say targeted an 86-year-old man in a home invasion robbery.
The incident occurred around 3 a.m. today, Dec. 28, in the 6600 block of Trichel Lane, a police department media release said. It began when the man heard a knock at his door and opened it, believing the suspect was someone he knew.
Instead of being a friendly face, the victim opened his door to a man wearing a hooded shirt who demanded his car and personal effects, police said.
The suspect left the scene in the victim’s 1998 Chevrolet Malibu. The four-door car is light blue in color and has a damaged left headlight. It also has a green license plate on the front that reads “Super K,” and is missing its fog lights. The Florida tag number is X683JY.
No injuries were reported.
Anyone with information about the suspect or the whereabouts of the car is asked to contact the New Port Richey Police Department at 727-841-4552.