Peoria man robbed while visiting prostitute

By WEEK Reporter

Peoria man robbed while visiting prostitute

June 15, 2012 Updated Jun 15, 2012 at 9:59 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill -- A Peoria man was attacked and robbed Thursday afternoon while visiting a prostitute.

The 50-year-old victim told police that he got a call from a friend, who invited him to a residence on the 600 block of NE Monroe St. to hang out. 

While there, the victim said that while he was in the bathroom, an unknown male kicked the door open and started striking him.  Police say that the suspect got away with several items.

Police say that the victim's friend is a well known prostitute in the area.  The victim confirmed to police that he knew she was a prostitute.

The victim refused medical treatment.  There are no known suspects.