Teen recovers after assault, robbery

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A Rocky Mount teen was treated at the hospital early Tuesday morning after reportedly being assaulted and robbed.

According to police reports, a 16-year-old boy was riding his bike on the 1200 block of Goldrock Road when he passed by two men, one of whom reportedly assaulted him. Police said the assailant knocked the victim off his bike and stole the teen’s socks, shoes and bike.

The assailant is described as a 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10 black man, between 18 and 20 years old, weighing about 200 pounds with medium-length dreadlocks. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 977-1111 or crimestoppers@rockymountnc.gov. Text a tip to police at 274637 by beginning messages with RMPOL to direct the tip to the Rocky Mount Police Department and type up to 155 characters about the information.