Watsonville Man Arrested for Assaulting a Teenager and Stealing His Bike

Police reunited the teenager with his bike.

A man was arrested for assaulting a teenager and stealing his bicycle in Watsonville Friday, police said.

The 16-year-old boy was riding in the area of Union Street and East Front Street at around 6:30 p.m. when a man approached him and demanded his bicycle, police said. When the victim refused, the man struck him on the head with a blunt object, knocking him to the ground. The suspect took the bicycle and rode away.

The victim called police, who followed up on the information he provided and found a suspect at a residence on Lincoln Street. The victim identified that person as the man who took his bicycle, and officers found the bicycle and returned it to the victim.

The suspect, a 29-year-old male from Watsonville, was arrested for robbery and a probation violation.


Anyone with information about the case has been asked to call Watsonville police at (831) 768-3350.

Daniel Williams May 29, 2012 at 06:07 AM
Really???!!! How sad for the kid and his parents. Great that the property taken was returned to say the least and the perpetrator has time to rethink his actions. Times like this I remind myself there is senseless crime everywhere and moving to a different city isn't going to change that.
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