Police are searching for two white males who allegedly assaulted and robbed a man who was walking down a Richmond street late Saturday night.

A man told police Sunday he had been robbed the night before while walking on Baker Court near E. Main Street, Sgt. Willard Reardon, public relations officer for the Richmond Police Department, stated in a press release.

The victim, who has not been named, said he had just left a friend’s house when he was approached by the two men, Reardon said.

“He stated that one of the males punched him in the face twice and took his wallet, which contained $15 in cash and personal identification cards,” Reardon said.

The two suspects then allegedly fled toward E. Main Street.

The victim went to Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center for treatment.

“The victim had obvious bruising around his eye and nose,” Reardon said.

A description of the suspects was not available.

The investigation is ongoing, Reardon said.

A similar crime was reported that night at nearby Swifty’s gas station.

A gas station employee told police he had been accosted by two white males who pushed him inside the building and demanded money. Once inside, the suspects took six cartons of cigarettes and money from the cash register.

One of the men was armed with a baseball bat and the other held an item under this shirt that the employee believed to be a handgun.

Police still are investigating, but have not linked to two incidents.



Other crimes reported:

• A Richmond man was arrested Monday after police discovered drugs in his possession during a traffic stop on Berea Road.

Clyde E. Tipton, 35, of Ellis Court in Richmond, was arrested for second-degree and third-degree possession of controlled substances and operating a vehicle on an expired operator’s license.

Reardon said police found one and one-half Lortab pills and two Darvocet pills in Tipton’s possession.

He was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center.

• On Sunday, a resident of an apartment on the 100 block of Manna Drive in Richmond reported the theft of her prescription medication from her home, including Diazepam, Endocet and Skelaxin (valium, pain medication and a muscle relaxer). She told police she suspected the theft occurred the previous evening when she had guests in her home. A suspect has been named, Reardon said.

• Police arrested Cleveland W. Washington, 33, of Richmond, on Monday for theft by unlawful taking under $300. He was detained by Kohl’s employees for allegedly shoplifting $140 worth of goods from the store.

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