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Woman, dog attacked in attempted robbery in Stafford
By KEITH EPPS
A woman who was out walking her dog was assaulted during an attempted robbery late Tuesday in the England Run North section of Stafford County, police said.
Sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy said the woman and her small dog were near a street light on Elkton Drive about 11:25 p.m. when two men approached her from behind. They pushed the woman against a tree, knocking her to the ground. Her head struck the tree, leaving an abrasion on her forehead, Kennedy said.
The men then cursed at the woman as she was on the ground and told her to “give me all of your money.”
The woman turned her pockets inside out to show that she had no money, then was shoved back to the ground as she tried to stand up.
The suspects were last seen running around the corner of Newcastle Place heading toward Plantation Drive.
The dog chased after them, but returned to the owner whimpering after being kicked.
Kennedy said the woman was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital and released. Police searched the area but were unable to find the suspects.
The suspects were described as black or Hispanic males. One was about 6 feet 5 inches tall, 200 pounds and was wearing a red sweatshirt, blue jeans and a silver watch or bracelet. The other was slender, about 5 feet 7 inches tall wearing a black sweatshirt, jeans and new white tennis shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 658-4400 or Crime Solvers at 659-2020.