It happened late Monday night on Cherry Run Road, in Hedgesville.
The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office is investigating a home invasion-robbery that happened late Monday night on Cherry Run Road, in Hedgesville.
Around 9:30 p.m. two white men, wearing masks, forced their way into a residence and threatened the homeowner with a handgun, before throwing him to the ground and repeatedly hitting and kicking him, authorities said. They then forced him outside and told the victim that they were going to shoot him. Once outside the 56 year old man was able to run to a neighbor's house. The neighbor called 911. The perpetrators fled the area before deputies arrived. The victim was transported to City Hospital and was treated for his injuries and released.
The victim said the suspects faces were concealed by balaclava style face masks, and they were probably in their late twenties or early thirties.
Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. B.F. Hall, with the Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division, at 304-267-7000, or the Berkeley County Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999.