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Men assaulted, robbed today

TOPPENISH - The Yakima County Sheriff's Department is investigating the assault of two men, one from Granger, that reportedly occurred early this morning (Tuesday).

According to Sgt. Carl Hendrickson, a 23-year-old Granger man and a 20-year Yakima man report being given a ride from the Granger area at about 1 a.m. this morning. The two said they were driven to a hop field in the Toppenish area of Connie Road. At that point, said the two victims, they were assaulted and personal items were taken from them.

The Granger man suffered injuries to his head and face. The man from Yakima also incurred facial injuries, and it is believed that at least one of the wounds to his face was caused by an edged weapon.

Both victims were transported to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital in Yakima.

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