The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

April 30, 2013

Two men assault apartment occupant, steal smartphone

— Two men forced their way into an apartment Monday afternoon, assaulted an occupant and stole his smartphone, according to a Joplin police report.

Police Lt. Matt Stewart said the burglary and assault took place about 2:15 p.m. at the Northpark Apartments, 3514 E. Newman Road. The men reportedly punched and kicked Tim Wells, 19, before leaving with his iPhone, Stewart said. Wells did not require medical attention to his injuries, he said.

No arrests had been made by Tuesday afternoon.