Police: Man Thrown to Ground, Beaten, Robbed on Valley Road
West Orange Police are searching for two 20-year-old men who allegedly assaulted West Orange man Wednesday evening.
Police are searching for two men who allegedly assaulted and robbed a West Orange man on Valley Road Wednesday evening, officials said.
According to the report, the man was walking in the 500 block of Valley Road at about 7:30 p.m. when two men allegedly approached him from behind before pulling him to the ground by his neck.
The two men started to punch and kick the man while he lay on the ground, police said.
The men allegedly stole a Samsung cellphone and $50 in cash from the man before they fled on Central Avenue towards Jefferson Street, police said.
The West Orange man told police he tried to catch the two after the assault, but lost sight of them on Jefferson Street.
The man described the robbers as two black men, approximately 20 years old, wearing black jackets and blue jeans. One of the men was described as having a thin build with dreadlocks and the other man had a medium build, police said.