Oct 13, 2021 4:33 PM

Salina man beaten, robbed in Kenwood Park Tuesday night

Posted Oct 13, 2021 4:33 PM

By LESLIE EIKLEBERRY
Salina Post

Police are looking for four males who allegedly beat and robbed a Salina man in a local park Tuesday night.

A 28-year-old Salina man told police that he was at the shelter near the train in Kenwood Park at approximately 8:30 p.m. Tuesday when he was approached by a White male who asked him whether he was in the park earlier causing problems, Salina Police Captain Paul Forrester said this morning.

The person acted as if he wanted to fight. Suddenly another White male and two Black males appeared and the four of them began beating up the 28-year-old Salina man, Forrester said. All four were believed to be in their late teens or early 20s, he added.

They pulled off the man's hoodie, which held his cellphone, and fled with both the hoodie and the phone, Forrester said. The cellphone was a Nuu brand phone valued at $70.

Forrester said the 28-year-old had injuries consistent with what he had reported, including a lasceration above his right eye, scrapes on his knees, and abrasions on his lower front torso and upper back.