Police: Two men assaulted, truck stolen during early morning robbery in Monroe



Monroe police are investigating an early morning robbery that occurred in a parking lot in the 300 block of Orton Drive near Interstate 75.

Police received reports of the robbery around 5 a.m. Tuesday. After receiving a 911 call, officers found two men who said they had been assaulted, according to police. The victims were taken to Atrium Medical Center by paramedics with injuries that are not life-threatening, police said.

The victims told police that two men approached them in a parking lot, and one displayed a handgun. The suspects demanded their items and fled in one of the victim’s red Ford F-150 pickup truck, police said. The truck is a crew cab with a black racing stripe, plus a U.S. Army sticker on the rear window with a California license plate 798DA3.

Police wouldn’t say whether the victims were staying in a nearby hotel or why they were in a parking lot at 5 a.m.

Police are still searching for the suspects and no arrests were made as of Wednesday afternoon, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 513-539-9234.

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