Police in Lakewood are investigating a violent home invasion that left two people hurt.
A 911 call came in around 2:30AM reporting a robbery in progress at a home on Eagle Ridge Circle in Lakewood.
Responding officers found a male resident injured in the garage, and upon entering the home, discovered a female resident also injured.
Lakewood Police Capt. Gregory Staffordsmith says the suspect is believed to have fled prior to the arrival of police.
Both victims were taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center for further evaluation and treatment, he said.
The circumstances of the incident and the injuries and conditions of the victims have not been released.
The Lakewood Scoop, which first reported the incident, reported the couple was bound with duct tape and beaten with a flashlight, and their car stolen, citing unidentified officials.
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