The Pulaski County Major Crimes Task force is seeking two suspects who assaulted a blind man last Saturday night during a home invasion.

Pulaski County Sheriff Todd Wood said the disabled 53-year-old man was at his Oxmoor Court residence west of Somerset when two males broke into his home, assaulted him and took his wallet containing an undisclosed amount of cash.

The victim, whose name has been withheld by the task force, was treated at the scene for his injuries and transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital by the Somerset Fire/EMS Department. Wood said the man’s injuries were not life-threatening.

The sheriff called for the public’s assistance in the case.

“We cannot allow our disabled or elderly residents to be assaulted in their own homes,” Wood said. “We need the public to call us with any leads or information they may have.”

The task force was not completely left without clues. Investigators recovered a toboggan that was apparently dropped by one of the suspects as they fled the home. The cap contains an emblem of a marijuana leaf with the word “marijuana” inscribed.

“We believe someone will recognize this item and can provide us with the name of the suspect who normally wears it,” said Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Brett Whitaker. “The public has always proven willing to get involved in helping us stop this type of violent crime in our communities.”

Whitaker added that information can be provided anonymously. “We only want the information — not your name,” he said.

The major crimes task force consists of investigators from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, the Kentucky State Police and the Somerset Police Department.

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