HARTLAND — A man who went to a Brown Road residence to collect an item he saw advertised on social media was met by several men with handguns on Sunday afternoon, and was then robbed and assaulted, police said in a news release.

The suspects, who have not yet been identified, robbed the man of cash and fled the scene on foot, according to Somerset County Chief Deputy James Ross. One of the assailants also struck the man’s head with a hand gun, Ross said.

The incident occurred at approximately 3:15 p.m. The attackers took all of the cash the man had with him, though police didn’t say how much.

The criminal division of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, which is overseeing the ongoing investigation, requests that anyone with information about the incident call them at 858-9527 or 474-6386.

Deputies from the Somerset County Sheriff’s office responded to the scene and were assisted by Maine State Troopers, Pittsfield Police and a Penobscot County Sheriff’s deputy.

Meg Robbins — 861-9239

[email protected]

Twitter: @megrobbins

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