Beacon Journal staff report
KENT: Police are searching for two men they believe assaulted and robbed a resident of an apartment complex near Kent State University early Monday.
Authorities responded to a report of a burglary at College Towers Apartments in the 1800 block of Rhodes Road shortly after midnight, Kent police said in a news release.
They are searching for two men who allegedly assaulted a resident before taking several items and fleeing on foot.
The victim, who reportedly has several minor cuts and scrapes, refused medical treatment.
Police said the incident appears to be related to rumors of a shooting in the area that spread quickly through electronic media, however, there have been no reports of safety forces responding to any incidents of that nature Monday.
The men are described as two black males in their early 20s, both wearing dark clothing. One man was wearing a light colored T-shirt under a dark sweatshirt, police said.