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Resident threatened with guns, beaten inside campus-area home

In an incident police believe was not “random,” two suspects allegedly entered a house on North Orchard Street and pointed handguns at the residents.

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Two armed suspects entered a house near campus Saturday night, pointed guns at the residents and battered one victim’s face, according to a Madison Police Department incident report.

The suspects entered the house, located on North Orchard Street, through an unlocked door while residents were at home, the victims told police. One resident tried to push away one of the robbers’ guns but was subsequently struck in the face with the weapon.

The suspects reportedly then fled, leaving the victim with a “significant laceration” on his face. A resident of a home nearby chased the armed men, but they allegedly stole the good Samaritan’s phone and continued running away from the scene.

Police said they believe this was not a “random incident.” They are still searching for the suspects.

The injured victim was taken to the hospital. The incident report did not say if the suspects took any items from the victims’ home. 

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