Student assaulted while walking
Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 00:09
A 19-year-old student was assaulted by two unknown men near Wilbur and North Street on Saturday, according to Bryda. The victim was allegedly walking at 1:38 a.m. when one of the suspects attempted to start a conversation, he said. When the victim continued to walk by, the suspect began to threaten him, Bryda said. The student continued to ignore the suspect until he was jumped from behind and punched in the head, he said. The other suspect also assaulted the victim, Bryda said. The men stole the student’s hat at some point during the scuffle, he said.
Bryda described the first suspect as a black male between the ages of 18 and 25. The suspect is approximately 5 feet, 11 inches tall and between 160 and 170 lbs, he said. The second suspect is also described as a black male of approximately the same age, weight and height, Bryda said. He was wearing a white and red plaid button-down shirt and had cornrows, Bryda said.
Although no arrests have been made, he said the suspects will face first-degree robbery charges, assault in the third degree and offensive touching.