Middletown - Talib S. Barnes and another man jumped a 22-year-old Middletown man who was walking alone Saturday night, police said.
A witness called police about 9:30 p.m. and said that two men had knocked the 22-year-old to the ground, kicked him, punched him and stole his gold bracelet.
Officers arrived shortly after and took the 22-year-old with them in their car as they searched for his attackers. They spotted Barnes on North Street. A foot chase followed, and police caught and arrested Barnes. He was charged with second-degree robbery, a felony, and resisting arrest, a misdemeanor. Police have a vague description of the other man, who is still at large. Barnes, who turned 17 yesterday, is in Orange County Jail on $7,500 bail. Heís due back in City Court Wednesday.
It was one of three robberies and attempted robberies during the weekend in the city, police said. Early Sunday, 41-year-old Richard Pinero said two men beat him and stole $20 along with a few personal items, including his tie. He was walking along Genung Street on his way to work at McDonaldís.
Police said would-be robbers didnít get anything late Sunday evening in the third attack of the weekend. A man told police a group of about nine men, each dressed in a white hat and shirt, demanded money about 8 p.m. near Codyís Bar on Monhagen Avenue. The man told them he didnít have any, and they knocked him down, punching and kicking him. Police donít consider any of the three attacks related at this time.
To provide any information about any of these incidents, call city police at 343-3151.
Doyle Murphy