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Two charged in robbery of unconscious man at Fredericksburg car wash

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BY KEITH EPPS / THE FREE LANCE–STAR

Two Fredericksburg men face robbery charges after witnesses reported seeing them take a wallet from an unconscious man at a city car wash, police said.

A Fredericksburg officer was flagged down Saturday at about 8:50 p.m. by two brothers who saw the incident at 3351 Fall Hill Ave., police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said.

They reported seeing two men take a wallet from the fallen victim and drive away in a Ford Explorer.

The two brothers did not see what happened prior to the theft, Bledsoe said.

Sgt. Lloyd Holland found the Explorer within 15 minutes of the report on nearby Brock Square in Central Park Townhomes.

The two suspects were still in the vehicle, and the wallet was found on the passenger.

Meanwhile, police found the 25-year-old victim unconscious in one of the wash bays. He was rushed to Mary Washington Hospital and found to have no significant injuries, Bledsoe said, but was highly intoxicated.

It was not clear if the victim even knew at the time that he’d been robbed.

Reynaldo Diaz-Gonzalez, 21, and German Perez Diaz, 23, were both charged with robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.

Diaz-Gonzalez was also charged with possession of marijuana and public intoxication, and Perez Diaz was charged with possession of fictitious identification.

Both men were placed in the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond.

Keith Epps: 540/374-5404

kepps@freelancestar.com

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