Austintown man beaten, medication stolen


AUSTINTOWN — Two men broke into a man’s home, beat him and stole medication and a cell phone, township police report.

The 59-year-old, who lives on Western Place, was released from the hospital Monday after heart surgery, the report says. He was not seriously injured in the attack.

The man told police he’d been resting in his bedroom at 12:30 a.m. Thursday when he heard a noise in the hallway. He went into the hall, thinking his girlfriend had returned home, and he was jumped by two large men, he told police.

He was pushed to the floor. One of the men beat him while the other drew a gun, he told police. The men demanded money and his medications. They seemed familiar with his residence and they were aware of his recent surgery, saying a friend of the victim’s had given them the information.

The attackers went into bedrooms and searched drawers. They tried to take the victim’s computer, but left it behind, the report says. They fled with his OxyContin and Xanax, and his phone.

The victim called his sister, who called police. Police called EMS crews to his house, and he was found to be in good condition, the report said.

The burglars were described as in their 20s, over 6 feet tall and between 200 and 225 pounds.

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