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.