|Published:||Aug 08, 2012 11:30 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 08, 2012 5:40 PM EDT|
CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral Police are investigating a violent home invasion that took place on the 2500 block of Shelby Parkway Tuesday evening.
According to the victim, he arrived home at approximately 8:30 p.m. and began to make dinner. Shortly after, he heard a loud series of knocks come from his front door.
As he approached the door, it swung open without warning. Two men appeared to be standing in the doorway, demanding money. The victim stated he was attacked immediately and was dazed from the first blow to his head.
The unknown men then dragged the victim to his bedroom, where they demanded once more for him to give them all of his money. The victim handed them his wallet, which contained $500 in cash.
He was beaten during the entire incident, but did manage to make a failed attempt to flee the residence.
His cell phone was also missing after the event.
A witness told police that he went to the victim's house to hang out and watch some TV. As he approached the front door, he witnessed that it was open and he could hear unknown loud voices coming from inside the residence.
One of the voices was heard yelling at the victim, demanding money. The witness then realized what was happening and called 911 for help. After calling, he re-approached the residence and witnessed two men running eastbound towards SE 26th Ter.
He then entered the residence in an effort to help his friend.
Police arrived and set up a perimeter. K-9 responded and began a track that led to tire acceleration marks in a field.
The victim was badly beaten to the head and body, but refused to be transported for treatment.
Forensics was called to the scene and processed for prints.
A Budweiser bottle was found outside the residence, which did not belong there and was placed into evidence.
The investigation is ongoing. If you have any information about this crime, you are asked to call Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.
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