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Man, 83, Robbed and Beaten in Salisbury

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SALISBURY, Md.- Salisbury police say a group of teens assaulted and robbed an 83-year-old man walking down a city street on Saturday afternoon.

Police said the victim was walking down Camden Avenue near Monticello Avene at around 3:30 p.m.when he was approached by a a group of juvenile males riding some stolen bicycles. 

According to police, one of the juveniles struck the man in the back of the head, causing him to fall to the ground. Investigators said the suspects then proceeded to kick and punch the victim while he was laying on the ground, demanding him to "gimme all your money."  One of the suspects grabbed the victim's umbrella and assaulted him with it, causing the umbrella to break in half, police said. The suspects then fled from the area on bicycles. Officers said the 83-year-old victim complained of pain to his entire body as well as suffering from minor lacerations to his upper torso. 

During the investigation into the incident, seven boys, ranging in age of 14 to 16, were located, identified and charged for the assault and robbery.

Officers said they also recovered from the suspects a backpack that contained an Airsoft-type replica handgun.

According to police, further investigation revealed two of the bicycles used by the teens were reported stolen from the Monticello Avenue neighborhood where the assault and robbery had taken place. 

The investigation is ongoing and police are requesting the public's assistance in identifying other suspects in this case. Anyone with additional information about this incident should call the Salisbury Police Department at (410) 548-3165.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Salisbury Police Department or Crime Solvers (410) 548-1776. 

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