MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA) - A property assessor was stabbed and robbed this morning while he was taking pictures at the Canterbury Village Shopping center in the 8600 block of Sudley Road, in the City of Manassas, police said.
Sgt. Tim Neumann told 9NEWS NOW that the 59-year-old photographer was approached by two Hispanic males who demanded his camera and money while he was working in the rear of the shopping center.
When he refused, Neumann says the two young men attacked him. They beat and kicked him and stabbed him multiple times. The beating happened directly behind a daycare center.
Two women who work at nearby business saw the attack and began honking on their horns, which caused the suspects to flee.
Officers canvassed the area and spotted the two suspects. One of them, a 15 year old boy, was caught. Neumann said he attend a local school and should've been there. The other suspect got away. Authorities are now trying to determine the identity of the second suspect.
The victim was taken to the INOVA Fairfax Hospital for treatment where he is in stable condition.
"It's scary. We're going to make sure we lock our doors," said one women who works nearby.
Written by Peggy Fox
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