Muggers assail city resident with pocketknife


A local man suffered minor injuries at the hands of three muggers during a late night walk along the 3900 block of Mount Vernon Ave. January 16, city police said.

The suspects, described as black men with medium builds, 20- to 25-years-old, and between 5-foot-10 and 6-foot-1 in height, approached the victim from the front at about 11:14 p.m., said Ashley Hildebrandt, department spokeswoman.

After demanding the victim’s valuables, the trio attacked him with a pocketknife and punched him repeatedly in the face. He was later taken to Inova Alexandria hospital for medical treatment.

The robbers, who remain at large, made off with the victim’s cellular phone and wallet, which contained cash and his native country’s identification card, Hildebrandt said. They wore all black clothing during the attack. There were no other witnesses.