Monday, September 29, 2008


Martinsburg police are seeking information in regards to two (2) robbery incidents which occurred on Monday September 22nd 2008. The first street robbery occurred to a fifty-three year old male Virginia resident who was struck from behind while in the 100 block of East Race Street at approximately 2:20 AM.

The victim advised he was struck in the head from behind after leaving the Variety Book Store. The victim advised after being jumped he woke up in the middle of the street and then went to the police department to report the robbery. He advised that his wallet and contents were taken. He was then transported by Martinsburg Fire Department emergency personnel to Martinsburg City Hospital for treatment.

The second incident occurred at approximately 6:27 AM in the 200 block of East Martin Street Martinsburg WV. In this incident a fifty-three year old male Martinsburg resident had suffered a head injury after being accosted on the sidewalk in the 200 block of East Martin Street. A witness advised that he heard a subject screaming for help and encountered a subject leaving the area. This subject is described as a black male approximately 6-0 to 6-3 in height and weighing 200 pounds and wearing dark clothing. This subject then fled the area on East Martin Street heading towards Queen Street. The witness then rendered aid to the victim.

The victim advised that he was walking east on Martin Street towards the train station when he was struck in the head from behind. He advised the suspect was a black male and that he demanded his wallet and then knocked him to the ground. He was then struck numerous times by the suspect.

In this robbery the victim’s wallet and contents were also stolen. The victim was also taken by emergency personnel to Martinsburg City Hospital for treatment for his injuries.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents or who may have knowledge of the suspect and his identity is urged to call the Martinsburg Police Department at 304 264 2100 and or Berkeley County Crime Solvers at 304 267 4999.

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