Poughkeepsie police probe attack on Marist students
POUGHKEEPSIE — City police are investigating an assault and robbery of two Marist College students late Saturday night that left one knocked unconscious.
Detective Sgt. Walt Horton said the attack happened at 11:35 p.m. as four male students were walking on Clark Street toward Washington Street.
He said the students, whose names and ages were not disclosed, were approached by a group of four to six black males.
Horton said two of the students ran off, but the other two were attacked by the group, and one was beaten unconscious.
The assailants made off with their wallets containing cash and credit cards as well as their cell phones.
Horton said there is no indication that any weapons were used in the attack.
Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the attack or have information about it to call their tip line at (845) 451-7577.
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