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Two armed robbers beat Williamsburg area man with hammer and steal $200

By Mason White 4:00 PM March 5, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
A man was hospitalized after being beaten with a hammer and robbed, police in New York said.

Brooklyn Police said that two suspects beat a resident of the Whitman Houses, which is located in the Williamsburg area, with a hammer at his home and took $200 in cash, a cell phone and a wallet.

The 50-year-old victim told police that he was in his apartment on North Portland Avenue, between Park Avenue and Auburn Place at 7:05 p.m., when he heard a knock at the door. When he answered the door, the two men stormed his apartment.

The suspects began beating the victim and hit him with a hammer, while screaming: “Where is the money?” The suspects then grabbed the goods and fled from the house, police said.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. Police began searching for the suspects, but so far, no arrests have been made.