Mattoon police investigating home invasion that left one senior citizen injured

Posted: Updated:

MATTOON - The Mattoon Police Department is investigating a October 19 home invasion that left a senior citizen injured.

Mattoon police say officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Rudy Avenue at about 3:37 a.m.  Upon arriving, officers say they found a 70-year-old man who had sustained multiple injuries.  When officers spoke with the victim, they say the victim reported being asleep in his home, and waking up to find two younger men inside, who injured him during an altercation.

The victim was taken to a local hospital, then transferred to Carle Hospital for treatment.  The victim is currently listed in stable condition.

Mattoon police say the suspects are described as two white males in their late teens or early twenties, both standing about 5'8" tall with a thin build, and were armed with a club or other blunt object.

Coles County Crime Stoppers is looking for information that will lead to an arrest or arrests in this incident.  If you have any information, you are urged to call (217) 345-8477.

We will provide more information as it becomes available.

Current Conditions
/
  • Current Events

    • Spirit of Giving

      Join WAND, Cromwell Radio, Walmart North and Macon County Toys for Tots in the Spirit of Giving Toy Drive, Friday, December 1st. T

    • Coats for Kids Drive

      DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - You can help keep central Illinois children warm this winter by donating new and gently used coats during WAND-TV's Coats for Kids drive.

    • Agribusiness Today

      Get your agribusiness report here!

    • Web Exclusives

      Here at WAND we strive to bring you the latest coverage on news happening across central Illinois, and this page is a continuation of that effort.
    More