The Long Beach Police Department – some 36 hours after a man was viciously beaten and robbed on the boardwalk while jogging Monday evening – has released an official statement.
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Here is their full statement.
The Long Beach Police Department reports the details of a robbery that occurred on the 400 block of East Boardwalk On Monday September 19, 2011, at about 10:44 p.m. The victim reports he was jogging when he was attacked by a group of about 5 youths. The youths surrounded the victim and then kicked and punched him resulting in abrasions to his knees and elbow and stole his I-phone.
The perpetrators are described as male, black, 14 – 19 years old. The perpetrators fled the area on foot and on bicycles.
The Long Beach Police Department’s Detective Division is investigating and asking anybody with information in connection with this robbery to contact the Long Beach Police Department’s TIPS line at 705-7370.
Deputy Inspector Bruce Meyer
Public Information Officer
They’ve also updated their facebook page
As readers have already pointed out, the account of the injuries doesn’t make much sense. Especially considering the City Manager emailed us yesterday and said: ”one of whom [the attackers] punched him in the head knocking down, he might have lost consciousness momentarily.