RIVERDALE, Weber County — Police were looking Wednesday for two men allegedly involved in what is believed to be the city's first home-invasion robbery in nearly 20 years.
The incident occurred between 3 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. when a 57-year-old man heard the doorbell ring at his trailer home at Riverdale Mobile Estates.
When the man answered the door, he was immediately hit in the face, Riverdale Police Lt. Paige Annley said. Two men forced their way in his trailer and continued to beat the owner with a stick, she said.
The owner was tied up with a phone cord while the alleged robbers went through the house, taking electronic equipment, Annley said. They loaded the merchandise into the homeowner's pickup truck and drove away.
The homeowner was eventually able to free himself. He called police about 5 a.m. He was taken to the hospital to be treated for multiple bumps and bruises, Annley said.
Detectives were looking Wednesday morning for a blue Chevrolet pickup truck, Utah license plate 608GTK.