Walker attacked on Durham’s American Tobacco Trail

From staff reportsSeptember 14, 2013 

— A male walker was attacked on the American Tobacco Trail in Durham on Saturday, police reported.

The attacked happened around the South and Lawson streets entrance to the popular trail about 12:30 p.m. Saturday. More than one attacker was involved, police said.

The victim’s name has not yet been released. He was taken to a local hospital to be treated for what police said were non-life threatening injuries.

Durham police ask anyone with information about the assault to call Crime Stoppers at 683-1200. The program pays cash for useful information, and callers never have to identify themselves.

A series of armed robberies have occurred along the American Tobacco Trail in recent months. At least 13 crimes - mostly simple assaults and robberies, and one sexual assault - were reported on the American Tobacco Trail in 2012.

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