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WESTFIELD, Ind. – Westfield police are investigating a robbery in the same neighborhood where a home invasion took place earlier this week.

According to Lt. Mike Siara from the Westfield Police Department, the robbery happened around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday at a basketball court located west of Markleville Lane in the Countryside subdivision.

The victim was a 19-year-old male, police said. He told police two males robbed him and battered him while he was playing basketball. Police believe the 19-year-old was targeted and don’t consider the robbery a random act.

Police investigated a home invasion robbery in the same neighborhood on Monday. The victim answered the door in the afternoon and was confronted by three men who stole $2,000 in electronics.

Police used a stolen phone to track the suspects, who were located and arrested at an apartment complex about 25 miles away from the crime scene. Detectives found the stolen items stashed in the trunk of a vehicle.

Anyone with information about the case should call the Westfield Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at (317) 773-1300. Anonymous tips can be called into Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS (8477).