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Homeless Man Robbed in Downtown Fredericksburg

The victim was knocked unconscious by three persons while on the canal path.

A 44-year-old homeless man reported he was knocked unconscious and robbed while walking along the canal path at about 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, said Natatia L. Bledsoe, Public Information Officer for the Fredericksburg Police Department.

In her crime report, Bledsoe said the man described encountering two males and a female near the pump station at Old Cossey Pond. The victim exchanged some words with the group. Immediately after walking past the three unknown individuals, the victim was forcefully struck on the back of the head with a blunt
object, said Bledsoe.

The assault rendered the victim unconscious. When he awoke hours later, the victim’s cash was gone and his cell phone was shattered.

The victim walked to an as yet undetermined location on Princess Anne Street, and at about 5 a.m. Tuesday, someone called the victim a cab and had him taken to the hospital.

The victim suffered a concussion, two lacerations to his head and multiple abrasions.

The suspects were described as two white males in their 40's or 50's, both with scruffy beards and graying hair, and both wearing faded and dirty jeans. One of the males was wearing a flannel shirt.

The female was described as white, approximately 16-years-old, with blonde, jaw-length hair in a blunt cut, piercings in her nose and eyebrow and a tattoo in a braided design on one wrist.

The victim also described a white Corolla hatchback parked on the gravel near the pump station during the incident. It is unknown if this vehicle belonged to the suspects or  a potential witness who could provide additional information.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Wayne Hunnicutt at 540-654-5753.

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