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Teen robbed on way to bus stop, police say
A Stafford County teenager was beaten and robbed while heading for his school bus stop early Friday, police said.
Sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy said the incident occurred shortly after 6:40 a.m. on Columbus Drive in Aquia Harbour subdivision. The 14-year-old boy, a high school student, told police that he was heading to his bus stopped when he noticed a someone in a driveway using a cell phone.
The victim said he didn’t give the man any thought until he said, “give me your wallet.” When the victim turned around and said “what,” he was punched in the right eye.
Kennedy said the boy tried to run but was caught by the much-larger attacker. The boy was thrown down, kicked in the right temple and had his wallet taken. The wallet contained a small amount of money, Kennedy said.
The boy said he ended up in a ditch. He got up and went home and the Aquia Harbour Police Department was called. He was then taken to Stafford Hospital by a family member, where he was treated for abrasions and bruises on his face.
The attacker was described as a black male 18 to 25, 6 feet to 6 feet 6 inches tall. He was wearing blue jeans, a dark hoodie and black, white and red Nike basketball shoes.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 658-4400 or Crime Solvers at 659-2020.