69-year-old Highlandtown man attacked, robbed at bus stop

Posted at 3:09 PM, Sep 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-18 07:10:32-04

Baltimore Police are investigating after 69-year-old Kenneth Armstrong was beaten and robbed early Saturday morning at a bus stop. Police say officers were called just before 4:30 a.m. to the 3200 block of Eastern Ave for a robbery call.

When they arrived, Armstrong told police that while he was waiting at the bus stop, three male juveniles ran up and assaulted him and took his money.

The suspects, wearing all black, then fled the area.

The victim was identified in a Facebook post written by Armstrong's daughter. She says her father has taken the bus to work every day since moving to the area in 1980. He's doing OK, but suffered a black eye in the attack.

"Its a tragedy," said family friend Nicole Mashburn, "That man lived in this neighborhood his whole life and he can’t go to work without getting beat up."

Mashburn says she moved out of Highlandtown because she felt like the neighborhood was getting more dangerous.

"It's always people getting beat up on these bus stops. Every night," she said.

Police canvassed the area for suspects and witnesses and will be checking area surveillance cameras.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Baltimore Police Department's Citywide Robbery detectives, at 410-366-6341 or the Southeastern District, at 410-396-2422.