Bridgewater man robbed, assaulted with hammer

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BRIDGEWATER — A 64-year-old man was assaulted with a hammer and robbed in Bridgewater on Saturday.

The Vermont State Police received a report of a theft at around 4:30 p.m. where the victim had been struck multiple times with a hammer inside his residence.

These items included two firearms, a wallet, a cell phone, and two air guns.

Three tires on the victim’s vehicle were also slashed.

The victim was familiar with one of the individuals involved and identified her as Tessa Hazen, 36.

The victim advised the other subject was her boyfriend, identified as Orlando Cruz, 37.

Police were initially unable to locate Cruz or Haven, and arrest warrants were issued.

Cruz and Hazen were later located and arrested by the Rutland City Police Department.

They face charges of assault and robbery with injury, burglary of an occupied dwelling, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful mischief, and interference with access to emergency services.

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