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Home invasion: Ashburn man assaulted as he answers knock at front door

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An Ashburn man was assaulted and robbed by home invaders as he answered a knock at his front door early Saturday morning.

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office says that at about 4:15 a.m. the man heard a knock on the front door on Hiddengrove Court.

Thinking it was one of his friends, he opened the door and was immediately assaulted by at least two unknown men. He was struck with a blunt object and his home was ransacked.

The man was transported to the Lansdowne Campus of INOVA Loudoun Hospital where he was treated and released on Saturday.

LCSO investigators are working with the victim and are actively gathering evidence and pursuing leads in the case.

From LCSO: If you have any information regarding this assault and robbery, you are asked to contact Investigator M. McCaffrey of the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division at 703-777-0475. If the caller wishes to remain anonymous, they are asked to contact Loudoun Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919. If the information provided leads to an arrest and indictment, the caller could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.

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