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Police: Teen jogger stabbed in Wake Forest

Posted January 31, 2009

— Wake Forest police said that a man stabbed a 15-year-old boy out jogging during an apparent robbery attempt Monday afternoon.

Officers said a man approached the teen while he was running along a wooded trail near the Heritage Wake Forest neighborhood. The man demanded the money and then stabbed the teen, investigators said.

The teen was taken to a local hospital and was recovering Friday.

His attacker wore dirty blue jeans and a navy blue hoodie sweatshirt, police said.

Anyone who could help identify the attacker or with other information about the incident was asked to call police.


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  • Gab Feb 2, 2009

    I had the same concerns when I read the story. Check out this blog post: http://www.wral.com/golo/blogpost/4446019/

  • doobedobedoodoo Feb 2, 2009

    Subject; Assault on Public Greenway in Heritage

    Lt. Coleman of the Wake Forest Police Department confirms that there was an assault this afternoon of a male subject in the Forgotten Pond area of the public greenway system that borders Heritage Wake Forest Two. He confirmed that a knife was involved but there were no major injuries. The suspect is a black male, approximately 45 years old, wearing a blue hoodie and blue jeans.

    The Wake Forest Police Department recommends that all residents use the "buddy system" when traveling on any of the public greenway systems in Wake Forest. They advise against walking or jogging alone on these greenway trails.

    This is all the information the police could give me at this time, as the investigation is on-going.

    If you see the suspect or notice anything suspicious, please contact the Wake Forest Police at 556-9111.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Feb 2, 2009

    Moral of the story, jogging and exercise is dangerous to your health. Its safer to sit in a bar and smoke a cigarette.

  • mandy picketts Feb 2, 2009

    Umm.... was he white? Black? I know a ton of people wearing dirty blue jeans. WRAL, can you get more details so we can keep our eyes out for the stabber?

  • Iworkforaliving Feb 2, 2009

    white, black, spanish, height, build, possible age range????? come on really? Some details would be nice. If this is all it takes to earn a paycheck at wral, where do I get an application?