Police searching for tips

11-year-old attacked in Bonn


BONN. A youth was attacked twice within a short period of time by a man who was trying to steal his cell phone.  Police are asking for people to come forward if they have any information.

Police have so far not been able to identify a man who attacked an eleven-year-old boy on Graf-Stauffenberg-Straße in Bonn-Kessenich on Wednesday morning.  They report that the youth was at the local bus stop when he was approached at around 7:40 am by a man trying to rip a phone out of his hand.  When the man didn’t succeed, he ran towards the Marien Hospital.

The youth then made his way to school, also in the direction of the hospital.  At Graf-Stauffenberg-Straße  and Heinrich-Lützeler-Straße, the suspect jumped out of the bushes to attack the boy.  He began to search the youngster, apparently for his cell phone, but then went away.  This was apparently because possible witnesses were approaching.

The man is described as 30 to 45 years old and 1.70 to 1.80 meters tall. He is slim, had short hair and a stubble beard.  He had prominent wrinkles on his forehead and cheeks. His complexion is described as dark. At the time of the crime, he was wearing gray-brown sports pants and a gray sports jacket with red shoulders. His appearance was unkempt, he apparently hobbled and only had limited movement of his right arm. The man spoke German as well as a foreign language unknown to the boy.

The police have opened an investigation and are asking witnesses, especially a woman who was near the crime scene, to please call 0228/150.

(Orig. text: general-anzeiger-bonn.de, Translation: ck)