EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KSDK) - Police are searching for three men after a contract worker for Charter Communications was attacked after completing a service call in East St. Louis Tuesday evening.

The worker was leaving a home in the 900 block of North 70th Street when he was struck with a gun.

East St. Louis Police Chief Michael Floore said the suspects "forced him to the ground, patted him down, and took the two cell phones he had and his wallet. One of the suspects struck the victim in the head with a weapon."

The victim was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released.

A description of the suspects was not made available.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers 1-866-371-TIPS

Charter Communications released the following statement about the incident.

"The situation that occurred last night is upsetting, and we are thankful the Charter service partner is safe and has been released from the hospital.

"The safety of all Charter representatives is our utmost priority. Although we consider it a privilege to serve our customers and be allowed in their homes, Charter representatives are always given the option of declining doing a job if they feel the area is unsafe. In addition, our crews often work together in pairs to increase their safety. We are working with authorities and doing everything possible to aid in this investigation."

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