Man Beaten and Robbed on Valley Road

Man says two teenagers jumped him and beat him near the Orange border.


A 24-year-old Orange man was found bleeding from the nose and side of the head and told police he'd been jumped and beaten with a baseball bat by two teenagers, said West Orange Police.

The Orange man said he was walking near the intersection of Valley Road and Glebe Street around 8 p.m. Monday when two 18-year-olds began chasing him. The teenagers eventually caught up to him on Valley Road, punched him in the face and struck him with a small baseball bat several times, the man told police.  

The two teenagers took the Orange man’s wallet, which contained credit cards and about $80 in cash, and fled. 

Police confirmed the man was bleeding from the nose and side of the head when they arrived, but the man declined medical attention. 

Police said the two teenagers were African American. One was described as 6-feet 5-inches tall, with short hair, wearing a white- and cream-colored hooded sweatshirt. The other teenager was described as 5-feet 10-inches tall, with short cropped hair, and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. 

Anyone with information is urged to call the West Orange Police Department at (973) 325-4020.

Brett Kaiser October 04, 2012 at 09:01 PM
OK, The Answer is, They are all happening on the West Orange side of the DMZ.... The WOPD should put some detectives out, under cover, looking like targets, and have these pieces of garbage scooped up and put away...the news alone will stop the scumbags
Tony Echeverria October 04, 2012 at 09:07 PM
Could be drug related and he didn't want to go to the proper authorises?
Steven Serebrenik October 05, 2012 at 02:28 AM
Terrible stuff!!! Do we need cops "on the beat" in the "valley"?
john anthony prignano October 05, 2012 at 04:26 AM
Tom G. You make excellent points ; The Star - Ledger did a story about a Newark fireman who boxed professionally for 15 years.He also drove a school bus and a delivery truck. "The only time I could sleep was at the firehouse", he said. If a police officer is caught sleeping on duty, members of the public often express outrage,and they believe serious disciplinary action should be taken against the offending officer. Why doesn't the public have a problem with firemen sleeping on duty? Why can't they be a visible presence in town ? The fireman/fighter competed in a very dangerous sport.He had to be alert when he was driving the school bus and the delivery truck. So he slept on the taxpayer's dime.I don't know one fireman who doesn't have at least one other job. They can't sleep on their second and third jobs, so they sleep or call in sick on the taxpayer's dime, which frees them up to take taxpayer's { their employers} jobs in the private sector. What's good for the goose is good for the gander. A police officer caught sleeping on duty? Outrageous, criminal, obscene,grounds for removal etc.Firemen sleeping on duty? A great American tradition. Firemen need to be a visible presence in the community. Right now, literally and figuratively, I'm not seeing that.
leanna October 07, 2012 at 12:31 PM
sorry that he was robbed.


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