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Posted on: September 29, 2009

[ARCHIVED] Male Reports Being Robbed In Field Area Near Wittenmyer Court

DATE OF INCIDENT: September 29, 2009
TIME OF INCIDENT: 08:15 AM (1319 hours)
LOCATION OF INCIDENT: Wooded Area to the North of Wittenmyer Court
DEPARTMENT CONTACT: Lieutenant Richard Janicki


On 9/29/09, about 0815 hours, Marina Police Department responded to a call of a reported strong-arm (no weapons) robbery in the wooded area to the north of Wittenmyer Court in the Preston Park Housing.

The victim stated he was walking on Wittenmyer Court on his way to work and entered the wooded field area to the north of the end of that street. As he walked along the trail towards Reservation Road, he saw a male (Suspect #1) standing along the path. The victim continued walking down the trail towards the first male and then felt someone come up from behind and knock him down. He tried to get up, but was pushed back down and held down by the second suspect. (Suspect #2)

The victim told officers that Suspect #2 reached into his pockets and stole a small amount of cash and an I-Pod. After taking the suspect’s property, both suspects were last seen running north through the field area in the direction of Reservation Road. The victim sustained minor scratches, but was otherwise uninjured. Officers made an extensive area check, but were unable to locate anyone matching the suspect description in the area.

Suspect #1 was described as a white male adult, 25-26 years old, approximately 5’9” tall with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled up and black cargo pants. He was also described as having dark colored unshaven facial hair.

Suspect #2 was not seen by the victim and no description could be provided.

While incidents like this are not common in the city of Marina, residents are encouraged to avoid walking through isolated areas and to use other more visible areas of travel.

This case is currently under investigation. Anyone who witnessed this incident or can provide any information is encouraged to contact the Marina Police Department.

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