Vermillion Police seek two suspects following assault, attempted robbery

Vermillion Police seek two suspects following assault, attempted robbery The Vermillion Police Department is searching for two suspects following an assault and armed robbery attempt Monday morning.

At 1:24 a.m. Monday, the police department received a 911 call from a residence in the 400 block of Adams Street. The caller stated that two individuals, one being armed with a handgun, forced their way into the residence in an apparent robbery attempt.

Vermillion police immediately responded to the scene.

An investigation by officers found that four men in their early 20s occupy the residence. One person was asleep on a couch and the other three were in bedrooms.

Some time after 1 a.m., two males forced their way through the front door. Both were wearing masks and one was armed with a handgun.

The occupant on the couch was assaulted and struck several times apparently with the handgun. The other three roommates were awakened and forced to the floor at gunpoint.

The house was then ransacked. Nothing of value was removed from the residence. The four men occupying this residence had just moved in within the past two weeks. It appears that the

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assailants may have mistaken the four men for other people.

One of the suspects is described as being a white male, 18 to 24 years of age, weighing 150 to 160 pounds. Police have no description of the second suspect who was armed with a handgun of unknown make and caliber.

The suspects fled the scene in a red colored, late model Ford Tempo.

The assault victim was taken to the emergency room of Vermillion Sioux Valley Hospital where he was treated and later released.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Vermillion Police Department at 677-7070.

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