Opelika Police Department

The Opelika Police Department is investigating a robbery and assault that occurred Friday night.

At approximately 11 p.m. in the 1800 block of Toomer Street, a first-degree robbery and second-degree theft of property took place, according to Opelika police.

The victim reported he was inside a residence when two unknown black males forcibly entered the residence. During the event, one of the suspects fired a shot, striking the victim, police said.

The victim suffered a non-life-threatening injury as a result. The two suspects then fled the scene, said police.

Opelika police ask anyone with information to call the Opelika Police Department’s Detective Division at 334-705-5220 or the Secret Witness Hotline at 334-745-8665. Callers can remain anonymous.

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