Police are searching for suspects after a 25-year-old man said he was beaten and robbed of his wallet early Wednesday while walking along 23rd Street near Ousdahl Road.
Lawrence police Capt. Paul Fellers said officers were called around 4:30 a.m. to the Lawrence Memorial Hospital emergency room to investigate after the man was brought there.
Fellers said the man told officers he was walking in the 1800 block of West 23rd Street when a vehicle drove close to him. He said he heard several people get out of the vehicle, and that at least two people had hit him with a blunt object and kicked him. The man said one person took his wallet.
The victim walked to a relative’s home nearby, where someone took him to the hospital. Fellers said the man was scheduled to be released from LMH after being treated.
Anyone who might have information in the case to call police at 832-7650 or Douglas County Crime Stoppers at 843-TIPS (8477).