According to a report from the Norristown Police Department, a man was flown to a Philly-area hospital for treatment of injuries he sustained during a robbery in the West End Monday night.
Officers responded to the 00 block of Hamilton Street shortly after 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, for a report of an assault victim at that address. On the scene, police spoke with a 40-year-old man who told them he was walking home from a store in the area of West Washington and Noble streets when he heard what sounded like footsteps behind him. The victim said before he could turn to see who was behind him, he was struck in the back of the head with what felt like a brick.
The victim told police that as he lay on the ground, two men took $120 from his person and fled the area. The victim stated he may have blacked out briefly after the attack, but was able to walk to his home and call police.
The victim described his attackers as two black males, one of whom was wearing a biege jacket and blue jeans. He was reportedly unable to provide further description.
The victim reportedly sustained a laceration to the top right side of his head and another injury to his left eye. He was transported to a nearby landing site by Plymouth Ambulance and flown by medevac to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for treatment.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Norristown Police Department at 610-270-0977.