Asheville Police investigating downtown early morning assault and mugging

Asheville Police Department Detectives are investigating a violent assault and robbery that occurred downtown in the early morning hours last Thursday.

APD Patrol Officers responded to the area of Pack Square around 6:15 a.m. on November 10 to investigate the report of a violent assault and robbery. When officers arrived they located the victim, who was suffering from obvious wounds to his head and face. He reported that he was assaulted and robbed after getting separated from his group while he was walking in the downtown area back to his hotel.

The victim was transported to Mission Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

The initial investigation revealed that a stolen credit card was used at a local store, and officers were able to acquire surveillance footage of two suspects. Officers were able to track the suspects to the area of North Ann Street where they were operating a moped and a dirtbike. At this time the duo remains unidentified.

Detectives need your help. If you have any information about this case or know the identity of the suspects, please send an anonymous tip by texting TIP2APD to 847411. You can also use the TIP2APD smartphone application (search “Asheville PD” in your app store). You can also contact APD at (828) 252-1110.

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