Two armed suspects ransacked a home on White Plains Road Wednesday night, pistol-whipping and striking a man who lived there.

Police said Thursday morning they believe the suspects targeted the 233 White Plains Road residence.

Police responded to the home invasion in progress around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday night. The suspects fled on foot before police arrived.

A resident told police that he heard a knock on his bedroom door and thought it was his roommate. When he opened the door he was confronted by a black male in a hooded sweatshirt, who was partially concealing his face. The victim was pistol-whipped, causing a severe laceration to the face, police said. A scuffle ensued and the victim was struck again in the head by a second suspect, similarly dressed and also armed.

While the rooms were being ransacked, police said a roommate heard the scuffle and called police. The suspects fled on foot across a neighbor’s yard.

Police say it appears that the only items taken were change and a cell phone.

The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment. Police are still investigating and believe the residence was targeted and was not randomly chosen.