Police investigating assault, attempted robbery in Washington

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WASHINGTON, N.C. (WNCT) Police are investigating an assault and an attempted robbery reported in Washington Tuesday morning.

Around 5:20 a.m., the Washington Police Department responded to the 400 block of East Water Street in reference to a report of an individual assaulted. 

Upon arrival, officers determined the victim had been struck with a weapon causing injuries that required medical attention. 

Based on information gathered at the scene, police believe the victim was the target of an attempted robbery. 

The victim was treated and released from Vidant Beaufort for his injuries.  

The investigation is ongoing. 

Washington Police officers are contacting residents in the area to locate personnel home cameras to obtain further descriptions of the suspect.

The two suspects are described as african-american males, between the ages of 18-22, approximately 5’10 -6′ and 160lbs.

The suspects were wearing dark hooded sweatshirts.

In addition to the case, two additional incidents (one breaking and entering of a motor vehicle that resulted in the theft of a lab top and one attempted breaking and entering of a motor vehicle) have been reported in the area. 

The additional incidents occurred in the 100 block of Harvey Street and the 300 block of East Main Street. 

In a video, the suspects walked up on the porch of a residence.

Washington Police Department investigators are actively following leads related to this case.  

If you have any information contact the Washington Police Department at 252-946-1444.

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