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Racine police say they have two suspects in custody for an early morning armed robbery that left an elderly man with multiple stab wounds.
According to a press release from Racine police Sgt. Jessie Metoyer, officers responded to the 2200 block of Washington Avenue at 11:58 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a stabbing. When police arrived, they found a 65-year-old man with stab wounds to his body and his head.
The man was apparently attacked as he entered his apartment building and was robbed as well.
Reports from our friends at Racine Uncovered indicate the suspects fled the scene but were apprehended a short time later near 13th Street and Valley Drive.
Police say some of the victim’s items were recovered and evidence of the crime was collected when the suspects – a 40-year-old and a 20-year-old man – were taken into custody. They are being held at the Racine County Jail on probation holds.
The man was transported to Wheaton Franciscan St. Mary’s for treatment and later taken by Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital with serious injuries that are not considered life-threatening.
The incident remains under investigation. If anyone has information they can leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 262-636-9330, or by texting RACS plus the message to CRIMES (274637) and referring to Tipsoft I.D. #TIP417 with your text message.