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March 15, 2013

Man attacked by teens on Spruce

Three teens approached a man and asked him for cigarettes Thursday, police said, and when they didn’t get what they wanted, they attacked him.

Three teens approached a man and asked him for cigarettes Thursday, police said, and when they didn’t get what they wanted, they attacked him.

The incident occurred at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday in the 1400 block of North Spruce, Lt. Joe Schroeder said.

The 63-year-old victim told police the three suspects, all about 16 years old, came up and asked him for cigarettes. When they didn’t get any, one of them picked up a rock and threw it at him, hitting him in the head.

The rock cut the victim’s ear open, Schroeder said. One of the teens then took a $20 bill from the victim’s pocket.

They then fled on foot. A passerby saw the victim on the ground and drove him to Wesley Medical Center, where his wound was stitched up.

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