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Deputies investigating home invasion robbery in Avon Park

JOE SEELIG Highlands Today
Published:   |   Updated: March 11, 2013 at 09:01 PM

The Highlands County Sheriff's Office was investigating Wednesday a home invasion robbery that occurred Monday night on North Self Avenue in Avon Park.

Between 9:30 p.m. Monday and 12:29 a.m. Tuesday, the homeowner, a 66-year-old man, alleged the robbers entered his home and took about $1,150 cash and his $10 wallet.

The homeowner was not able to give a description of the alleged robbers.

Deputies were dispatched to the crime scene a few seconds after the incident was reported and arrived on scene in about three minutes.

The homeowner told investigators the robbers were armed. The report was unclear about what type of weapon was involved.

The Highlands Lakes Fire Department and Highlands County Emergency Medical Services both were called to render aid to the victim, who was bleeding from his head. Authorities suspected a possible fractured skull, according to a report.

He was transported to a hospital for additional care.

A K-9 track was done with negative results, according to the sheriff's office.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Highlands County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Unit at 402-7350.

Anyone with information who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward is asked to contact Heartland Crime Stoppers at (800) 226-TIPS (8477), or on the Internet at Anonymity is guaranteed. (863) 386-5834