A Bel Air man was attacked, robbed and stabbed Thursday morning as he rode his bicycle down South Main Street in downtown Bel Air.
By Thursday afternoon, the unidentified man was recovering from non-life threatening wounds and police were continuing to piece together the case.
Deputy Chief Armand Dupre said the Bel Air Police Department fielded a call at about 10 a.m. Thursday in regard to a Hispanic male in the laundry room at the Wakefield Manor Apartment complex.
Upon arrival, police found the man, who Dupre said had “obviously been cut and/or stabbed,” suffering from non-life threatening wounds.
The investigation was initially stalled because the wounded man didn’t speak English and the language barrier hindered progress until a Spanish-speaking Bel Air Police officer was brought to the scene.
According to the report he gave to police, the man was traveling down South Main Street on his bicycle at about 6 or 6:30 a.m. Thursday when he was accosted by two people he described as “black males wearing white t-shirts with yellow on them,” Dupre said.
The assailants allegedly started punching, cutting and stabbing the man before robbing him and stealing his bicycle.
In the course of the ensuing investigation, police were able to find physical evidence on South Main Street which validated the injured man’s timeline and location of the attack.
Dupre said if anyone traveling on South Main Street during those hours Thursday morning happened to see anything or has any information that could be useful in the case, they can call Bel Air Police Department at (410) 638-4500.