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Man pistol whipped during Cleveland home invasion

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Fifth District Cleveland Police Officers are investigating a aggravated burglary/felonious assault/ home invasion which occurred on March 25, in the 18100 block of Euclid avenue at 9:40 p.m.

Officers were dispatched to an apartment in the area of 18100 Euclid for loud arguing and shots fired.

A male at the residence said three masked men barged into his apartment, two of which were armed with handguns.

The victim stated that the suspects began asking for money and pointing the guns at both he and a female friend who was visiting at the time.

The male victim told police that he gave the intruders his cell phone and the female gave them her wallet.

The male victim says that he began to yell for help when one of the men suspects tried to handcuff him.

That's when he says he was pistol whipped.

After the assault the suspects began to flee from the house and the male victim attempted to run after them.

The suspects reportedly turned and fired three shots in the direction of the victim.

The victim was not struck by the gunfire.

Officers say that the suspects got away with a wallet, two cell phones, two credit cards and $35 in cash. 

The Cleveland Division of Police Scientific Investigation Unit is helping with evidence collection.

The Fifth District Detective Bureau is handling this case and asks that anyone with information regarding this incident call (216) 623-5518.

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