By Sarah Hogsed
Register News Writer
The Kentucky State Police is investigating a home invasion in which a woman was struck and then tied up with her own belt.
The state police responded to a call at 11 p.m. about a break-in on Irvine Road, according to a news release from Post 7 Public Affairs Officer Paul Blanton.
WLEX news reported the crime occurred at a home on the McIntosh Sod Farm, but while the home may be near the farm, the Register has learned it does not sit on the McIntosh property.
The victim told police that two masked men “confronted her outside the residence and forced her inside,” according to the release.
“It was not reported they had any weapons,” Blanton said.
Once inside the home, the victim said the men struck her in the arm and face with her belt, then tied her up with it, Blanton said.
The men stole several items, including cash and prescription medication, Blanton said. The men then left, but police have no description of their vehicle or the direction they were traveling, according to the release.
An EMS unit was called to the woman’s home, but Blanton said she refused treatment.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the KSP, Richmond Post, at 623-2404 or toll-free at 800-222-5555. Detective Jeremy Hamm is investigating the case.
Sarah Hogsed can be reached at email@example.com or 624-6694.