Friday, July 28, 2006

Robbery - Ledger - Man slashed, robbed near Hugo's

Published in the Star-Ledger, Thursday, July 27, 2006

Group attacks man, robs him outside bar

PLAINFIELD: A 25-year-old man was attacked with a knife and robbed by a group of men outside a city bar eary Sunday, police said yesterday [Wednesday, 7/26].

The group confronted the victim about 2:45 a.m. near Hugo's Bar on East Front Street, police said. The unidentified victim was slashed in the face and arms, and robbed of his cell phone and $50, police said.

The attack was the second at that location in two months. On June 18, a man was stabbed just steps away from Hugo's, then stumbled into the bar, where he collapsed and died. Police arrested a man a short time later and charged him with the crime.

Anyone with information is asked to call Plainfield Detective Leslie Hudson at (908) 226-2541.

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