Police say the victim answered his door and was immediately rushed by an assailant with a gun looking for money.
Police add the suspect struggled with the assailant, was able to knock the weapon out of his hands, and ran to a neighbor's house for help.
Rachelle Denmark with the Thomasville Police Department says, "These types of incidents have been rare in Thomasville and we have not had any occur lately, so this is an isolated incident and we don't foresee too many like this occurring in the Thomasville area."
Police say they are looking for a black man about 6’1.” They add he was wearing a black coat, black pants and a ski mask.
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