Person Robbed, then Assaulted on Tracks

lpd tls‎A person walking on the tracks in Lakewood was robbed and then assaulted by men possibly carrying a knife, police said today.

At about 4:45pm yesterday, Officer Jon Pederson responded to Ocean Avenue in reference to a man that was reportedly robbed.

Upon arrival, Officer Pederson located a 42 year old Lakewood man who was bleeding from his nose. The victim stated that he was just robbed along a section of railroad tracks just off Ocean Avenue.

He stated that while he was walking he was approached by two unidentified men. One of the men, described as a black male, approximately 6’2″, bald with a beard and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, demanded his wallet.

After the victim complied, he stated that he was then assaulted by both suspects, the second, described also as a black male, 5’10” wearing a red hat and a dark colored jacket.

According to the victim, one of the suspects may have had a weapon, possibly a knife. Both men fled on foot prior to police arrival.

As a result of his injuries, the victim was transported to Monmouth Medical Southern Campus for treatment.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Craig Fink at 732-363-0200 ext. 5337


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