Police are searching for two suspects after a 19-year-old Conway man was brutally beaten during a residential burglary on the 2000 block of Prince Street on Monday.
The victim reported that two men with bandanas on their faces entered the residence through the garage. The garage door was up and the door that leads from the garage to the house was unlocked. The victim said the men hit him in the head with a handgun and asked where his roommate was. He said he did not know, and they continued to beat him in the head and face. He tried to take cover under a couch. One of the suspects went through his pockets and took money from his wallet, his car keys and his cell phone. The suspects then placed the gun against his head and threatened to shoot him if he got up within 10 seconds, the victim reported.
Police found the victim with blood on his face and clothing. They also found two large puddles of blood on the floor and bloody footprints leading out to the garage. When the victim’s roommates arrived at the crime scene, the victim described what happened. The roommate the suspects were looking for indicated he knew who they were, but when asked for more information by police, he tried to deny what he had said. The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Among the other incidents recently reported by the Conway Police Department:
• Criminal mischief at 1501 College Ave.
An employee of Central Baptist College reported Monday that someone shot a window on the second floor of the Watkins building. A report said the medium caliber bullet only penetrated the first layer of glass and fragmented. Damage was estimated at $1,000.
• Theft at 2107 Harkrider St.
An employee of Apex Communications (AT&T) reported Saturday that a woman came into the store to open a phone account and, about that time, employees had to call MEMS for another customer. The employee left his phone lying on the counter near the woman for several minutes, and when he came back, it was gone. He saw the woman leaving in a white Ford pickup. The phone was valued at $650.
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