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Columbus man beaten and robbed

A Columbus man was attacked and robbed by five men Wednesday evening, according to a police report.

Potee Barnes, 56, told police that he was near the intersection of Winston Road and Benning Drive when five black men, all about 18 to 20 years old, beat him with their fists and cut him with a knife.

They also took $37 and a Georgia ID card from Barnes.

Barnes suffered lacerations to his lips and a knot to the back of his head and was taken to The Medical Center for treatment.

The case remains under investigation.

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