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Man mugged on Martinsburg, W.Va. street

November 06, 2009

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A 23-year-old man was mugged Thursday night in Martinsburg by three young males who got away with his wallet, cell phone and about $200 in cash, according to police.

The victim was walking in the 200 block of Porter Avenue at about 7:45 p.m. when he was attacked, Martinsburg Police said.

One of his assailants held him from behind and choked him while the others took his belongings from his pockets, police said.

Witnesses to the robbery were able to provide police with a brief description of the assailants, who fled when police arrived.

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The victim suffered minor injuries during the assault, including a strike to the eye, police said.

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