May 29, 2010

Man robbed in Wheaton and thrown from parking garage

WHEATON, Md. - Montgomery County police say a man found injured near a Wheaton parking garage told them two men dragged him to the fifth floor of the structure, beat and robbed him, then pushed him off. The 29-year-old man told police that he was attacked Thursday afternoon as he walked through the parking lot of the J.C. Penney at Westfield Wheaton shopping mall on Viers Mill Road. He told police the men dragged him to the fifth floor of the nearby Metro garage, took his wallet and cash and then pushed him off the edge, injuring his back and ankle. Police say the man's 40- to 50-foot fall was broken by tree branches and the thick bed of mulch he landed on. Someone who saw the man on the ground called police and he was taken to a hospital. Police have been unable to find witnesses. SOURCE: MY FOX

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