Robber bites ear of victim after taking money, cellphone

by: Tina Terry Updated:


SALISBURY, N.C. - A Salisbury man told police he was mobbed by robbers and part of his ear was bitten off during the robbery.

It happened just after 10 p.m. Wednesday. Police told Eyewitness News two men were walking near Monroe Street when they noticed a group of about 10 unruly men near Livingstone College. 

The men told police that the suspects chased them, punched one of them, stole their money and bit off part of his ear before running away.

Police were unsure, but said they were investigating whether the crime was connected to another just one week ago.

"A group of guys came our way and pulled out guns and said do you have any money," said a Livingstone College student and victim of the crime that took place Oct. 26.

The three victims of this crime, all students at Livingstone College, said they were on West Innes Street walking to get dinner when a group of about six men, also wearing bandannas and Halloween masks, approached them.

Police said they were increasing patrols in the area of Livingstone College after the latest incident. They asked people walking in that area at night to be aware of their surroundings.