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87-year-old Macon grandfather still recovering after home invasion attack

The family believes someone they know may be involved.

MACON, Ga. — On Saturday, a family got an unthinkable call. Someone had invaded their home, and their 87-year-old grandfather was inside.

"We were fighting here. I was swinging with a cane, and he was swinging with his fist and a pistol," Gayland Jensen said.

Jensen describes the moments after realizing two men were in his home on Clairmont Place just off Riverside Drive in Macon.

"As soon as I saw their faces were covered, I knew we were being robbed," Jensen said.

He says it happened between 2 p.m.- 4 p.m.

Mallorie Commodore, Gayland's stepdaughter, says the robbers didn't take TVs, laptops, or other electronics.

"They only assaulted him and took his cash," Commodore said.

The money was for Jensen's granddaughters' out-of-state dance competition.

The family believes the robbers went through the home's fence and entered through the back door.

They also believe it may be someone they know.

"We don't communicate with a lot of people, we don't have entertainers, we don't have neighbors that come over and hang out, so these are people that know us," Chris Jensen said.

"I hire kids to do work, and I think that's probably the connection," Gayland  said.

Gayland was treated at Piedmont Macon for cuts, scrapes and bruises. Now, his family wants justice for the physical scars and emotional scars that they're still dealing with.

"I want results to where these people are caught so this doesn't happen to other seniors in this community. So other people aren't going to be assaulted or violated in their home," Jensen said.

The security company ADT says keeping your home well-lit, having security cameras and motion detectors, and keeping doors and windows locked are ways to keep your family protected from a home invasion.

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