Utica, NY (WIBX) - A 57-year-old man continues to recover after being stabbed six times in his own home.

Police say Victor Talerico underwent surgery for a punctured lung following the Saturday morning incident.

Miki Mertens, 22, and 63-year-old Joe Vitale, both of Utica, have been arrested.

Mertens is accused of attempted murder and robbery. Vitale faces a single charge of robbery.

Police say the victim was robbed of money and believe he was acquainted with his attackers.

The investigation is ongoing.