11:00PM EST: [VIDEO & PHOTO LINKS AT END OF ARTICLE] A Yeshiva Bochur in Lakewood was just assaulted, sources tell YWN.
The approximately 18-year-old Bochur from Yeshiva Toras Chaim (Rabbi Slomowitz’s Yeshiva) was assaulted in the area of 950 Ridge Avenue. Lakewood Hatzolah is on the scene and have requested Paramedics to respond for a serious head injury. According to initial reports he was reportedly mugged and then assaulted, although this can’t be confirmed at this time.
Numerous Lakewood PD Units and the Lakewood Civilian Watch are on the scene as well.
UPDATE: LCSW tells Yeshiva World that this assault appears to have been a strong armed robbery – with the perpetrator making off with $150. As of this time Detectives from the LPD don’t have any strong leads.
YWN has also learned that Detectives have spoken with residents from a house across the street which they feel might be involved. Additionally, a photos of one of the people in that house was taken to show to the Bochur to see if he can make a positive ID on him.
Lakewood’s Civilian Watch has stepped up patrols in that area since tonight’s brutal assault. Sources tell YWN that there has also been 3 break-ins in that same area this past Shabbos. LCSW reminds all members of the community to lock their car doors and house doors; as most perpetrators are looking for unlocked doors, and easy access.
UPDATE: YWN is being informed that the Bochur is in stable condition at the Jersey Shore Trauma Center YWN is being informed that the Bochur is in stable condition at the Jersey Shore Trauma CenterVIDEO & PHOTO LINKS: Click HERE for video, and HERE for photos taken by YWN-41.(YW-41 / YW-50 / YWN Lakewood News Desk)