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Stafford teen reports bus-stop robbery attempt
BY SCOTT SHENK / THE FREE LANCE–STAR
A 15-year-old North Stafford boy reported that two men assaulted and tried to rob him while en route to his bus stop Monday morning, the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.
The teen said he was walking on Pilot Knob Loop in the Crescent Point subdivision north of Stafford Courthouse at about 7 a.m. when two males dressed in all black and wearing ski masks “jumped him,” said county Stafford Sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy.
The assailants took the boy to a common area and demanded his backpack, Kennedy said. The boy said one of the assailants hit him in the face twice before he gave them the backpack. After the two males found only school supplies, they left, Kennedy said.
According to the teen, the attackers were not wearing gloves.
He described them as black males, one tall and one short. He described one of the assailants as 20 to 29 years old, between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall, and 190 pounds.
He said the other person appeared to be between 16 and 19 years old, about 5 feet 7 inches tall and 170 pounds.
This was the second time in two months that a Stafford teen has been beaten and robbed on the way to a bus stop.
On the morning of March 29, a 14-year-old high school student told police that he was going to meet the bus on Columbus Drive in Aquia Harbour subdivision when a lone man ordered him to surrender his wallet. The man then punched the victim in the eye.
The boy was thrown down, kicked in the right temple, and his wallet, which contained some cash, was taken, according to police.
In this case, 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 either incident is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 540/658-4400 or Crime Solvers at 540/659-2020.
Scott Shenk: 540/374-5436