Man robbed of $60 near Second Avenue

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comJuly 22, 2013 

A man reported he was robbed of $60 near Second Avenue Sunday, according to a Columbus Police report.

The 45-year-old victim told police he was walking near the intersection of Second Avenue and 23rd Street at about 1:15 a.m. when he was approached by two men and demanded his money. When he refused, one of the men punched him several times in the face. He then reached into his front pocket and took $60.

The two suspects then ran, after which the victim said he called police. Investigators were unable to find the suspects in the hours that followed.

The victim was transported to The Medical Center, where he was treated for swelling to his left eyebrow and right cheek.

The victim was unable to provide sufficient description for one of the men, but provided a description of the man who allegedly punched him. The suspect is described as black man between 20-years-old and 25-years-old. He was described as between 5-foot-11 and 6-feet tall with a thin build and short dreads. He was wearing a white shirt and brown shorts at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information should contact the Investigations Division at 706 653 3400.

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