Man beaten and robbed in Hazleton

First Posted: 8:35 am - July 4th, 2015

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HAZLETON — Police reported a man was assaulted and robbed early Saturday morning in the 200 block of East First Street.

Police responded to the area at 5:25 a.m. and spoke with the victim, a 25-year-old Hispanic man. Police said the man told them he was assaulted by several males, forced to the ground and his cell phone was taken from his pocket. The males fled in an unknown direction. The man was treated at the scene for minor injuries. Anyone with information about the assault and robbery is asked to contact the Hazleton City Police Department at 570 459-4940.

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