Mattoon Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two people involved in a home invasion early Wednesday morning that left an elderly man severely injured.
At approximately 3:37 a.m. Wednesday morning, Mattoon Police responded to an emergency call to a residence in the 1000 Block of Ruby Avenue. Upon arrival they located a 70-year-old who had been severely beaten. The victim informed police that he had awoken to find two younger men inside his home. An altercation broke out and the 70-year-old was injured. He was transported Sarah Bush Lincoln Healthcare Center and was stabilized.
The suspects have been described as two white males, late teens to early twenties, approximately 5’8, with thin builds. They were armed with some type of club or blunt object used to beat the victim.
Anyone with information on this crime or anything unusual in the early morning hours in neighborhoods next to S. 9th Street, including Stinson, Annis, and Bell streets should call Coles County Crimestoppers at 1-866-345-8488 or visit colescountycrimestoppers.org. All calls are anonymous. Mattoon Police can be called at 235-5451 or on their Facebook page.