Police: Robbers hit man with a stick during apparent home invasion
TOWN OF BELOIT--Police are investigating an apparent home invasion that left one man with possible injuries after robbers beat him with a stick this evening, authorities said.
Rock County 911 dispatch, which was calling the incident a “robbery,” said police were called to a residence on the 3000 block of South Madison Road, in the town of Beloit at about 7:37 p.m. Wednesday.
A male and female resident at that address reported that one or possibly two men wearing ski masks ran into the residence with a stick or branchlike object, hit the male resident with it and ran out with stolen items, according to police scanner traffic.
Police indicated that the attack apparently did not seriously injure the male resident, and officers said there seemed to be no need to send an ambulance to the residence, according to scanner traffic.
Late tonight, detectives were attempting to make plaster casts of apparent footprints in a nearby cornfield, according to scanner traffic.
Town of Beloit Police Chief Steve Kopp confirmed those reports, although he called the information “very preliminary.”
Kopp said police from multiple agencies are investigating the incident and searching for at least one male suspect.
The Gazette will update this report when more information is available.