Man tied up, assaulted in own home

EDISON — Police reported that a man on New Dover Road was bound and gagged in his home by two men, though at the time of the report the victim was unable to determine if anything had been stolen.

According to Sgt. Robert Dudash, police public information officer, a 33-yearold Edison resident arrived at his New Dover Road home on July 28 around 9:30 p.m., and as he came through the front door he was accosted by two men. The victim described them as two black men, each around 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing approximately 170 pounds, wearing do-rags and gloves. According to the victim, one of the suspects brandished a black semiautomatic handgun and demanded money. The pair kicked and punched the victim and then escorted him upstairs to the bedroom, where they bound his hands and feet with wire and continued to demand money, according to the police report. The victim told police he surmised that the duo left a short time later, since he could no longer hear them in his house, according to Dudash.

Around 11:10 p.m., a member of the victim’s family arrived home and heard his calls for help coming from the bedroom. The family member untied him and then they called the police.

Dudash said that no injuries were reported and no items were reported stolen. The victim told police that he was going to check the house again to see if anything was missing.

The matter is still under investigation, according to Dudash.

— Chris Gaetano