Another Violent Robbery At Park Apartments - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/8/07

Another Violent Robbery At Park Apartments

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There is safety alert for Central Lubbock residents, as police are investing another robbery at the Park Apartments. This is the second robbery in just two weeks at that complex. In both cases the victims were beaten.

The first happened October 25th when four men used duct tape to bind two men. They then beat and robbed them.

Thursday NewsChannel 11 spoke with Sunday's robbery victim Wes Newman.

Newman said he was pulling up to his apartment after finishing work. However, while parking, Newman told us a dark SUV blocked him in.

"I thought it was maybe someone I knew. But then someone comes running out and punching the window and I realize I don't know what's going on," Newman explained.

 However, what happened next, Newman said left him with bruises and a minor concussion.

"A couple guys jumped out and started trying to bust in my window. There were three guys in front of me, I heard the door behind me open. There was a forth guy behind me and he knocked me out," added Newman.

 This is the second time in just two weeks Park Apartment residents say they were robbed. Two other residents were robbed on October 25th. In that case, four men bound them with duct tape, beat them and then robbed them. Once they got free, one of the roommates called 911.

Newman said he was able to run inside the apartment and call 911 just as his attackers were breaking in.

 "First thing we heard is let's go get'em. We started hearing footsteps coming up the stairs. Think they just looked around to see if we up there. They took a couple of thing from the house and left them," Newman told NewsChannel 11.

 The suspects left with only what Newman said was his school backpack, an x-box, his cell phone and car keys.

"They didn't want money. They had the keys to my car but they did not take my car. I remember while I was on the ground getting kicked they started as for the weed," Newman explained.

 A violent robbery that now has some neighbors thinking about moving out.

"I have actually thought of going back to go live on campus,"  said Sharon Billings.

 Newman describes the suspects in Sunday's robbery are described as a white man, a Hispanic man, a black man and the fourth is unknown. In the first robbery, the suspects were described as four black men.

 At this time, investigators tell us they do not believe the two cases are related. If you have any information about either crime you're call Crime Line at 741.1000

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