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Man injured in Atlanta home invasion

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A man was taken to the hospital after he said he was pistol-whipped in a home invasion.

Jonathan "Tony" Thomas was staying in a boarding house owned by Eric "Coach" Jackson on Maple Street in Atlanta.

Jackson, who was home at the time of the incident, has a security system which recorded four men and one woman, all armed, entering the home through an unlocked front door, walking directly to Thomas' room.

Police said they all assaulted him while inside his room.

Thomas told police they then walked him to a home on Foundry Street and while on the front porch of that home, they beat him.

According to police, the suspects called Thomas "coach" and wanted keys to his Mercedes Benz. Thomas does not have a Mercedes; however, Jackson has a Mercedes.

The suspects left in a gray or white older model Chevy Impala.

Thomas said he may have recognized one of the men from Facebook and identified him as "Javon Bell."

Thomas was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with a laceration to his head.

Police said Thomas' wallet and iPad were stolen.

Atlanta police have not released any other details.

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