MOULTRIE -- Two Hispanic men reported being the victims of robberies over the weekend, both of them suffering beatings in separate incidents.

Martin Martinez, 53, of Fifth Street Northeast, reported being struck in the face by three unknown persons as he walked on West Central Avenue at 11:45 p.m. Friday.

Police reports said Martinez was approached by the three unknown persons. One of the men punched him near his left eye and started kicking him in the ribs.

While being beaten, police reports said they demanded money from Martinez. He gave them $80 in cash, and the robbers fled the scene on foot.

Martinez then walked back to the Crossroads Mission on Fifth Street Northeast and contacted the Moultrie Police Department, reports said. He was taken to Colquitt Regional Medical Center for further evaluation of his injuries, and a hospital spokesman said he has since been released.

Moultrie police officers were called to a second robbery Saturday at 7:54 p.m. on Sixth Street Northwest. Roberto Vasper, of Moultrie, reported he had been robbed by two unknown persons.

Officers responded to a robbery call and found Vasper staggering behind a residence on First Avenue Northwest between Fifth and Sixth Street Northwest. Due to a language barrier, the officers had some difficulty geeting details but were able to gather the two robbers struck him in the mouth.

After being attacked, police reports said the robbers stole an unknown amount of cash from Vasper. Colquitt County Emergency Medical Service personnel were called to the scene but did not transfer Vasper to Colquitt Regional.

The officers were unable to obtain Vasper's age and address at the scene, police reports said.

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