Man pistol whipped during robbery

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Man beaten and pistol whipped during robbery overnight, several items were taken.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police describe it as an ambush crime.

A man walking form his car to his unit at the Brook Valley Apartments located on Deanna Lane in southwest Charlotte was attacked by three masked people.

Officers said the criminals came up behind the victim, and forced him into his home.

During the robbery, the victim was pistol whipped so severely, Medic was called out to check his injuries.

Several items were taken from the apartment, including the victim's car keys, however, they didn't take the car.

Police canine units scoured the area looking for the gunmen, which were believed to still be in the area, but none were found.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.