Search on for suspect after home invasion on Staten Island

Police are searching for a violent intruder after a home invasion on Staten Island.

Investigators the suspect entered a backyard on Richard Avenue Saturday night by prying open a gate.

A 63-year old man exited his house, spotted the crook and confronted him.

During the struggle, the suspect whipped out a sharp object and cut the man on his arm and chest, sending him to the hospital where he received stitches.

The NYPD released a sketch of the suspect, who is described as having short hair, a thin mustache and facial hair, approximately 5'07", approximately 145lbs.

He was last seen wearing a forest green t-shirt, black pants, black sneakers, a black baseball hat, and tan cowhide gloves.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at http://WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
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