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SMPD Searches for Home Invasion Robbery Suspects North of Montana Avenue

Man in his 60's was severely beaten north of Montana Avenue


This pricey home north of Montana was not related in any way to the subject of this story.

Santa Monica Police say they are searching for two suspects in the severe beating of a resident during a possible home invasion robbery Monday North of Montana Avenue.

The assault occurred in the 500 block of 17th Street, just after 3 p.m. according to Lt. Saul Rodriguez, SMPD's Public Information Officer.

The victim was "assaulted pretty severely" and treated by paramedics at the scene, Rodriguez said. He was taken to a local hospital where he remains in serious condition.

Police are investigating the incident as a possible home invasion robbery, Rodriguez said, adding that the victim is a man in his 60's.

The Police Department issued a community alert on Tuesday that said it "will immediately be deploying additional officers in the community to address your safety concerns."

"We encourage all residents to remain vigilant and call the police if you see something or someone suspicious," the alert said.

"Due to the sensitivity of the investigation and condition of the victim, no additional information may be released at this time," Rodriguez said.


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