POLICE: Washington man hit with weapon during attempted robbery

Published: Jul. 14, 2020 at 12:41 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 14, 2020 at 4:24 PM EDT
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WASHINGTON, N.C. (WITN) - Police are looking for two men they say are responsible for sending a man to the hospital during an attempted robbery.

Washington police say it happened around 5:20 Tuesday morning in the 400 block of E. Water Street.

Officers say they found the victim had been hit with a weapon causing injuries. The victim was taken to Vidant Beaufort Hospital where he was treated and released, police say.

This afternoon police released a surveillance photo of the two men that are believed to involved in this and two other crimes in the neighborhood.

Officers say a laptop was stolen out of a vehicle, while they tried to get inside another vehicle. One of those crimes happened in the 100 block of Harvey Street, while the other occurred in the 300 block of East Main Street.

Police say the men are described as African-American, between 18 and 22 years old, are between 5′10′' and 6′ tall, and were wearing dark hooded sweatshirts.

If you have any information, call Washington Police at 252-946-1444.

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