Release Date/Time: 4/15/2013 4:36 PM
Incident: Attempted Murder / Robbery
Report #: 13-040657
Date: Friday, 4/12/2013
Time: 11:54 PM
Location: 10 Soledad St.
An officer was in the Soledad St area on an unrelated call when he was alerted and directed to someone "who was in need of medical attention". The officer located the male victim (63) who had significant trauma to the head and exhibited an altered level of consciousness. Further investigation revealed the victim had apparently been robbed in the area of Soledad St at Market Way and he had been struck in the head with a metal object. The victim was not able to provide more detail on the incident or description of his assailant(s).
The victim was transported to a local hospital where it was determined the victim had suffered broken facial bones and a skull fracture. The injuries were considered serious but not life threatening. The victim was later transported to a Bay area hospital for further treatment. The investigation continues.
Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact the Salinas Police Department at 758-7321 or to remain anonymous you may call 775-4222
Release Authorized by: Officer Miguel Cabrera
Telephone: (831) 758-7348