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Phony Landscapers Attack, Rob Madison Twp. Man
MADISON TOWNSHIP (Steve Levine/Ken Hines) -- Police are asking residents to be on the lookout for two men who allegedly attacked a victim and tied him up in his own home after posing as lawn care workers.
Officers were called to Harbor Blvd. around lunchtime after a man ran to a neighbors home with his hands tied behind his back saying he had just been assaulted.
Somehow he got out of the house, Eduardo Biffy said. He came over here, [and] said, 'Hey, someone just robbed my house, can you call the cops?'
The victim, who did not want to speak with ABC 6/FOX 28, was attacked in the face and tied up by two thieves who rummaged through the home before fleeing with clothes and cash.
Police say the crooks barged into the house while pretending to offer landscaping services.
The victim wasnt interested in the work, according to Madison Twp. Police Captain Ken Braden, who said the suspects "rushed in, and he was zip-tied.
Police are now looking into whether the victim was followed to his home by the suspects after going through an ATM drive-thru on Hamilton Road.
The suspects were seen fleeing the crime scene in a white four-door sedan. Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call Madison Twp. Police at 614-836-9000.