DURHAM — Police investigators are seeking information on an aggravated assault at Long Meadow Park last week.
On July 24, officers found a 52-year-old black man who had sustained severe injuries. The victim, who has not been identified, remained hospitalized in critical condition on Friday night, according to Durham Police.
No further information on the victim's condition was available Saturday.
Police believe the man was assaulted by 4 black teenagers during a robbery attempt. The victim was riding a bicycle when he was accosted.
The incident happened in the 900 block of Holloway Street in Northeast Central Durham, an area police have intensified patrols in the past four months to combat a high rate of violent crime. Last week's assault is the second near Long Meadow Park since those began.
In a public meeting in the neighborhood last week, Mayor Bill Bell, Police Chief Jose L. Lopez and Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews urged citizens to take an active role in crime-prevention by sharing information with authorities.
Anyone with information on last week's assault is asked to call Investigator Werner at 919-560-4440, ext. 29121 or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.