The following reports appeared in the most recently released crime blotter by the Belleville Police Department:
8:02 p.m. DOG BITE/DOG AT LARGE - 300 block of S. 19th St. The victim, a 16-year-old male, reported he was riding his bike in his neighborhood when he was chased by a tan in color pit bull. The dog caught up to the victim and bit him on the leg. The victim was able to get away. The dog was not located.
1:44 a.m. ROBBERY/AGGRAVATED BATTERY - Townhouse Motel, 400 S. Illinois. The victim, a 39-year-old male, reported that he went to the motel to meet a female, 23, that he had befriended recently after finding her stranded on the side of the road. The victim stated after entering the room, an unknown male suspect exited the bathroom and began striking him with a pipe. The female also began striking him. Both subjects demanded money and victim handed the male his money. Both suspects then left in a maroon SUV. The victim was treated at an area hospital for his injuries.
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