Kannapolis: Men report being robbed, hit

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 7, 2011

KANNAPOLIS — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the assault and robbery of two Kannapolis men.
Capt. John Sifford said Allen Johnson, 18, of 7580 Beaver Lane and William Newman, 27, of 8397 Smith Road, reported they were playing pool Friday about 3 a.m. when three black men wearing red bandanas entered the Smith Road residence.
Johnson and Newman told police the men proceeded to strike them in the back of the head with a gun before robbing them.
Newman reported a laptop computer, cell phone, wallet and PlayStation 3 stolen. A cell phone was taken from Johnson.
The victims could not advise if the men left on foot or had a vehicle nearby.
Newman told police the gun used for the assault was a silver .44 caliber revolver.
Sifford said the incident is still under investigation.