Storm Lake Police were called to 713A West 9th Street shortly after 2 a.m. Monday morning, where a 34-year old man was beaten and robbed, reportedly by multiple subjects.
The victim was walking on West 8th Street when he saw a party going on at 705A West 8th Street. He approached the mobile home and was talking to a subject when a second subject struck him in the face. The victim fled from the scene but was pursued by approximately six subjects who caught him, knocked him to the ground and beat him. The attackers also robbed him of his wallet and stole approximately $35.00.
Following the robbery, the victim was able to escape, ran home and notified police. He was treated and released at the hospital.
Police took nine people into custody from 705A West 8th, but they declined to cooperate or give any statements.
A search warrant was executed Monday, and police seized some evidence at that location.
All nine subjects were released pending additional investigation. Anyone with information on the incident is urged to call police at 732-8010.