A Lodi juvenile told police a pair of robbers hit him in the head with a metal pipe after nearly stabbing him, then ran off with his backpack last night.
The boy said he was walking home on Farnham Avenue just after 9 p.m. when “he felt someone tug on his shirt from behind,” Detective Capt. Donald Scorzetti said this afternoon.
When he turned, the boy said, he was confronted by a tall, thin, dark-skinned black man in 20s holding a knife five ro six inches long.
The robber lunged at him, the boy said, but he jumped back.
At that point a heavyset Hispanic or Arabic man who appeared to be in his 20s and had a goatee and a black hoodie, hit him with the pipe, leaving a cut over his left eye, the boy told police.
The pair ran south on Farnham Avenue towards First Street with the North Face backpack, he said.
Scorzetti asked that anyone who may have home security cameras in the area of 294 Farnham Avenue or has information that could help the investigation call Lodi detectives: (973) 473-5757
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