Mesa County robbery

MESA COUNTY– A Senior Citizen was assaulted in his home early this morning, and now, residents are asked to watch out for the suspect.

Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home invasion on the 500 Block of Eastbrook Street at about 3:40 this morning.

The 81-year-old homeowner ran to a neighbor’s house who called 911. It was reported a man entered his home and assaulted him.

The homeowner’s silver 2017 Ford Mustang was stolen but then recovered a short distance away.

A community notification went out to homes in the area asking people to shelter-in-place, which has since been lifted.

The homeowner was taken to St. Mary’s hospital and treated for a minor injury.

The suspect is described as an adult male wearing all dark clothing, a mask, possibly white shoes, and is about 5’8″.

If you have information about this crime or suspect, please call the Mesa County Sheriff’s office at (970) 242-6707 or Crime Stoppers at (970) 241-STOP. Information reported to crime stoppers that leads to an arrest can earn you up to $1,000 cash reward and you will remain completely anonymous.

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