Weapons reportedly stolen in armed robbery at Athens residence

A 42-year-old man reported armed intruders stole an AR-15 rifle and a 5-shot revolver during a robbery at his home on Pamela Drive.

He told police he and a friend were playing a video game when someone knocked on the front door and after he answered, several men rushed inside and beat him and pepper sprayed him. The robbers allegedly found the firearms while ransacking the residence.

The victim was treated for his injuries at a hospital, police said.