Woman attacked and robbed at Northway Park
An orange woman was attacked and robbed of her back pack as she walked toward a picnic table in the playground area of Northway Park, on Clark Lane in Orange. The woman told Officer Jonathon Baggett that she and a friend stopped at the park for the friend to check the oxygen level in his tank.
The woman took that opportunity to get out of the vehicle to smoke a cigarette. When she began to walk to the picnic table, an unknown assailant approached her from an unknown location, and pulled her to the ground by her hair, and h it her several times in the facial area.
The victim told police that the suspect then pulled her back pack from her and fled the area. She said the back pack contained her wallet, phone charger, make up and assorted medications.
The man with the victim told police that he was checking his oxygen tank when he noticed a black make exiting the wooded area of the park, and run toward him. The suspect, who was wearing blue jeans and a white tee-shirt, ran towards Meeks Dr.
The victim, who refused treatment for the swelling and bruising to her eye, told police she would like to press charges if the suspect is found.