Two victims are beaten within a hour of each other Friday night on differing ends of the city. The first happened around 8 in the evening in the 1500 block of West Antoinette on Peoria's southside. Police says an unidentified man was struck and robbed by three suspects. The victim said he was punched and kicked and thrown to the ground by the trio. His wallet with $70 cash was taken along with a cell phone. The man went to the hospital for evaluation.
The other crime took place in the 1000 block of Northeast Madison north of downtown about an hour later. In this case, a 48 year old man says he was attacked by two men with bats. The victim's nose was bloodied and his hands were scraped. Officers say he also suffered a bruised temple. He was treated at the hospital for his injuries. Suspects in both instances are still being sought.