An early-morning call led Menlo Park police to the scene of a home invasion on Sunday in the 1000 block of Windermere Avenue.
An 88-year-old man was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries caused by an assault during the invasion, according to a police department press release.
Two suspects kicked open a side door in the garage and ransacked the home around 5:15 a.m. before fleeing, police said.
One suspect, about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a hooded sweatshirt pulled over his face, told the victim he had a gun. The victim was knocked unconscious.
Earlier that morning, residents of homes in the 600 block of Central Avenue and the 800 block of Laurel Avenue reported someone tried to kick in their front doors as well. One homeowner described seeing a black man, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and approximately 20 years old, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with dark shoes.
Investigators think the incidents could be related, according to police spokeswoman Nicole Acker.
Police ask anyone with information to contact Sgt. Tim Brackett or Detective Christine Powell at 650-330-6300.