Officials with the Conway Police Department are investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred over the weekend and left a 17-year-old boy with a broken jaw and some bruises.
According to a police report from the incident, the teen was assaulted at Laurel Park, located at 2310 Robinson Ave., by two men who forced him to exit his vehicle at gunpoint.
The victim told officers he and some friends had been at the park hanging out but had all gone their separate ways at the end of the night. His friends drove away from the park, and he was sitting in his vehicle talking on the phone when the suspects approached his vehicle. After forcing the victim from his vehicle, the suspects pushed him to the ground and began beating him with their fists and the gun.
The victim stated that the suspects asked him "if he had anything," and he told them he did not. After discovering that they were not going to get anything of value from the victim, the suspects fled the scene.
The victim stated that he had lost the keys to the vehicle at some point during the incident, so he ran west on Prince Street toward his home and was picked up by some girls he knew, who gave him a ride to his house. The victim said he retrieved the spare set of keys to his vehicle and the girls gave him a ride back to the park to get his vehicle.
The victim returned to his home and was there for about thirty minutes before his parents accompanied him to the emergency room for treatment.
Officers met the victim and his parents the Conway Regional Medical Center, and took his statement while he was treated for a broken jaw.
The victim’s father and the officers went back to the park to look for the keys to the boy’s vehicle.
While at the park, the officers noted that they discovered a trail of blood leading from the spot where the victim’s vehicle had been parked to the pavilion just to the north of the parking lot.
The victim described the first suspect as a black male, weighing about 270 pounds and being about 6 feet tall. The suspect was wearing a long sleeve, black shirt and had short hair. The second suspect is described as being six-foot, two-inches tall and weighing about 180 pounds. The suspect was wearing a long sleeve, white hoodie.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Conway Police Department at 450-6120 or text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES), using keyword "Conway".
(Candie Beck is a staff writer and can be reached at 505-1238 or at firstname.lastname@example.org)