Man punched in the face in failed laptop robbery inside Newton library
Newton Police report a laptop-using patron at the main Newton library who got up to use the restroom around 11:30 a.m. today returned to find some guy making off with his laptop:
The victim chased the suspect and confronted him about the missing laptop. The suspect then assaulted the victim about the head and face area. The victim was able to grab the suspect's jacket, and refused to let go until the suspect gave back his laptop.
The suspect eventually let go of the laptop, (which was damged in the struggle) and fled the area on foot.
The suspect is described as black, 20 to 30, about 5'7" and clean shaven. He work a black jacket with green on the shoulders and a black baseball cap worn backwards.