Athens Man Assaulted, Robbed On West Side

By
Todd Ward

Dateline
Updated Wed, Oct 3, 2012 12:50 pm

An Athens County man was sucker punched and robbed Tuesday afternoon on Athens westside.

Athens police say Bernhard Guzman was walking from West State Street around 3:15 p.m. when a man jumped out from a bush with a ski mask and punched him.
 
While he was on the ground, the man punched him a second time.
 
Police say the man took Guzman's backpack which had a book, folders, and $300 in cash.
 
Guzman was taken to O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.
 
There is no word on his condition at this time.
 
The suspect was only identified by wearing a gray shirt, ski mask, and athletic shorts.
 
The case is still under investigation.
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