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Three men sought in assault, robbery in Fife

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on July 29, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
July 29, 2011 2:35 pm

Fife police are searching for three men who kicked and robbed a man early Thursday as he slept outside a Jack in the Box restaurant.

The victim told detectives he was from Texas and had traveled to Fife with a long-haul trucker. He got separated from his traveling companion and, with little money and nowhere to stay, decided to sleep on some cardboard behind the restaurant at 3402 Pacific Highway E., police reported.

About 12:30 a.m. Thursday, three men woke up the victim. They assaulted him and kicked him repeatedly in the face and head. They took money out of the victim’s wallet, then threw the wallet at the man, police reported.

The suspects took off. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of facial fractures and possible bleeding on his brain, police reported.

A short time earlier, an employee at Wendy’s at 5016 Pacific Highway E. called police after a  customer threw a milkshake at her. She’d gotten into an argument with three men inside a blue Honda. She was struck in the face by the milkshake, police reported.

Fife detectives ask anyone who witnessed either of the incident to call them at 253-896-8287.

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