Person calls in robbery near 44th Street; suspect ran from police, not caught

Published: Jun. 24, 2017 at 1:19 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 24, 2017 at 9:11 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock police are currently looking for a suspect who is accused of robbing a man and stealing his bike.

The incident happened Friday night at around 6:45 p.m. when a man called police saying he was pushed off of his bike by five suspects, and robbed near the 5600 block of 44th Street.

The 51-year-old male who was robbed did not sustain any serious injuries, but was checked out by EMS officials. After the fact, officers began to search the area and were able to locate one possible suspect near 50th Street and Chicago Avenue.

After speaking with the suspect he took off, and officers chased him on foot through a park but lost sight of him near a northern alley off of 50th Street. A Department of Public Safety helicopter was called in to assist, but the suspect was not seen again.

He is described as a black male in his mid-20s, weighing around 130 pounds and stands about 5'7. The case currently remains under investigation.

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