Lexington Police are searching for the robbers who used a child to pull off a home invasion early Tuesday.
Police say the victim heard a knock at the door of his apartment on Alexandria Drive just after 4 a.m., looked through the peep hole and saw a 12-year-old boy standing outside.
That is when three men armed with a baseball bat and a gun rushed inside.
The man was beaten up but didn't have to go to the hospital.
No arrests have been made.
Police say this incident is not related to another home invasion and robbery that happened about a half hour earlier on Laredo Drive in Lexington.