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New Garden Police seek suspect in beating and robbery

02/20/2015 09:36AM ● By J. Chambless
Police are seeking this man in connection with a robbery on Feb. 16.

 New Garden Township Police have issued a sketch of a suspect wanted in connection with a robbery and beating that took place on the night of Feb. 16.

According to police, a 17-year-old driver stopped to change a flat tire on his car in the undeveloped Priet lot at 9085 Gap Newport Pike just after 8 p.m. He was approached by a man who demanded his wallet. The victim began to comply, but he was struck by the suspect and doesn't remember what happened next.

The victim had called a friend for help before starting to change the tire, and when the friend arrived about eight minutes later, he found the victim about 60 feet away from his car, disoriented and injured. The friend called police.

The victim's wallet was found, missing cash and credit cards. The victim had injuries to his face and knuckles. He told police he had struck the suspect, so he may have facial injuries as well. The suspect is described as white, about 6-foot-2, about 30 years old, with a large build. He had a short beard, and was wearing a dark jacket and gloves. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-268-3171 or 610-268-2907, ext. 100, or the tip line at extension 222.