A man was beaten and robbed at an apartment complex off Green Level Church Road in western Cary on Monday night, town officials said.
The victim called 911 about 9:30 p.m. to report he had been shot and robbed, town spokeswoman Susan Moran said. However, investigators later learned he had no gunshot wound, they said.
Officers found the man when they rushed to the Stonewater apartments.
The man, whose identity was not disclosed, was believed to have non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Duke University Hospital in Durham, Moran said.
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Police did not say whether they had determined if the incident was a random attack and robbery or if the robber targeted the victim specifically.