New London Police Investigate Three On One Assault

Witnesses say a man was assaulted by three men on Bank Street on Sunday. The men stole the victim's backpack and fled toward Blinman Street in New London.

At 7:11 p.m. on Sunday, December 15, New London Police responded to a 
report of a man being assaulted by three men in the area of 268 Bank Street in New London.

Police arrived on the scene to find a male victim lying on the ground with facial injuries. The victim was being attended to by members of the New London Fire Department.  

Witnesses to the incident reported seeing the victim walking in the area when he was approached by three black men who hit him, knocking him to the ground. The three men continued to kick the victim as he lay on the ground. The three men then stole the victim's backpack and fled on foot toward Blinman Street. The victim was taken to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital to be treated for his injuries. 

Police are asking anyone with information that may help them in their investigation to please call 860-447-5269   


Daniella Ruiz December 17, 2013 at 11:51 AM
yet another reminder to "Stay out of Dodge City" without your heater?
J. Scagnetti December 17, 2013 at 03:55 PM
While crime has always been a huge issue in New London, it definitely seems to gotten even worse. This should fall directly on the head of the Police Chief who , just like in other jobs, should be held liable and fired if things don't change soon. I also consider a black eye on the Mayor's term in office.
Daniella Ruiz December 17, 2013 at 05:04 PM
have a look thru the Google site of New London Day issues of past years. you might be surprised at the incidents and violence before we were born, (say pre 1960's?) some by very young people as well. robbery, theft, runaways, abductions, kidnapping...etc... this is nothing surprising, only we are merely being better informed, easier and faster with this web.
Alex Johnson December 18, 2013 at 07:31 AM
Where are the responsible, ethical journalists at Patch? Jane, as an editor, you should know better than to post a crime story that identified the assailants as "three black men." How does that sole description in any way help the public identify or watch out for these men? Is your point just to race-bait and conjure up more fear in our community? Or to pander to those who continuously try to paint NL in a negative light due to their own prejudices? If you have real information to help us identify the assailants - race, height, clothing, facial & other descriptions ... Use it. If not, race should never be identified alone as a descriptor. Learn how to practice responsible community journalism. It's no wonder Patch is struggling with content such as this.
Alma Miller December 18, 2013 at 01:28 PM
Alex, I do believe that was the description given by the deputy police chief in his press release.
J. Scagnetti December 18, 2013 at 07:25 PM
Poor guy's were probably just bored. There's a reason New London's being painted in a negative light by surrounding towns, and it's not prejudice it's just fact. But hey, New London has always had crime so whatever right? I wonder what race the victim was. If it was three white guys and the victim was black Rev. Sharpton would already be here.
Alex Johnson December 18, 2013 at 10:05 PM
Dear Alma, It doesn't matter what the police press release said - reporting 101 teaches us how to disseminate information from press releases. Those reports are never simply regurgitated. Why would we need reporters if it was just a matter of reprinting material? It's inappropriate and unprofessional - even for a local site like Patch.
Greg Bryant December 19, 2013 at 11:05 AM
Alex, I am sure Patch would love to have you contribute. Maybe you can write these stories for them.
Clark van der Lyke December 19, 2013 at 02:54 PM
Not safe to mention how tall the guys were either. Short people...or to tall people could be offended. Color of clothing. Mauve or Lime Green would be a problem for me with slight color blindness. I think the best thing Patch can do is simply quote the PD. Acceptable to mention would be any missing parts, such as arms or legs. Also, make of car, license or vin number might be helpful.
DanielShafner December 21, 2013 at 10:15 AM
Perhaps the race of the perpetrators was the only distinguishable feature that the victim can remember? Pardon anyone to notice a distinguishing feature of a criminal. Sorry, but to make mention of such isn't race bating. Sugarcoating or whitewashing serves no one any good. News is here to report and to inform. Let the readers decide how to handle what we read. The continued march toward Orwellian polit-speak is a societal evil.Avoid it at all costs.


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