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6 Robbers Attack Man in Charles Village

The group attacked the man from behind.

Six robbers jumped a man from behind in Charles Village and stole his wallet.

According to Baltimore police, at 9:55 p.m., Feb. 18 a man was walking in the unit block of E. 26th Street when he was passed by a group of six people.

As the man kept walking he heard the robbers approach him from behind. At that point the man was struck and he fell to the ground.

One of the robbers then demanded: "Give me the money."

The man complied and handed over his wallet, cellphone, watch and $50.

The robbers then ran off—one of them riding a bike—in an unknown direction.  

Joe Schmigel February 26, 2013 at 09:43 PM
It's not bad enough that we can't even walk safely in our own neighborhoods, but we have to contend with roving bands of thieves!
Joe Schmigel February 26, 2013 at 09:45 PM
I'm sure the GOP's hoped-for "sequester" will solve all the street crime in Baltimore.
Tim Anderson February 27, 2013 at 12:32 PM
Description of assailants? Description of victim? Just asking for sound journalism....
Adam Bednar (Editor) February 27, 2013 at 01:19 PM
Tim, there is no description provided by the Baltimore police. Also it's Patch policy not to include items such as race without their being a trait that is out of the usual, such as a face tattoo. And I feel its very sound journalism not to describe the victim in this case as it adds nothing to this story.
Tim Anderson February 28, 2013 at 04:10 AM
was he a college student? He saw the assailants. Race, height, weight are all important.
RTBalt March 02, 2013 at 04:26 AM
Why do people constantly ask for a description anyway? If I told you he was a 5'6" black male 20-30yrs old wearing black jeans and a ravens jacket would you be able to go out and make an accurate citizen's arrest?
Baltimore Matt March 02, 2013 at 01:53 PM
Maybe by giving a vague description, someone who did not see the crime in progress but saw someone running away from the area of the scene of the crime may be able to provide a more accurate description.
Paul Christopher June 28, 2013 at 12:07 AM
Wow strange I found this...I am the man that was jumped by a group of juveniles from behind, imagine that. The Police informed me that they had continued north and committed several other robberies. I could not give an accurate description due to the bleeding in my eyes and a dizzying skull fracture from a bat. They where caught and confessed but of course nothing done. I lost work and money there is no justice for law abiding working people.
RTBalt August 14, 2013 at 02:32 PM
I'm sorry to hear about your ordeal Paul. I too am a victim of a crime reported on Patch and the Bmore Sun's blog and know that providing accurate descriptions are not easy as it is in the movies. I could only give a vague description after my brief assualt and robbery and, unlike you, I didn't suffer a skull fracture (at least I don't think I did). Also, it's distressing to know that in your case, the criminals were found yet nothing was done.

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