A Columbus man was beaten and robbed at gunpoint while sitting on his front porch early Friday, police said.
The 53-year-old told an officer he was outside of his apartment on Alpine Drive, which is off Cusseta Road, around 1:30 a.m. He said a man then approached him with a shotgun and told him to give him everything in his pockets.
When the victim stood up, the robber struck him twice in the head and face with the gun, police said. He then took $7 from the man’s front pocket.
The victim sustained injuries to his head and face. He was taken to The Medical Center for treatment.
He told police the suspect may go by the name D.J. He was described as black, between the ages of 18 and 22, wearing blue jeans and a black shirt.
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