Police: Man attacked with rubber mallet after buying beer for teens
Aloha, OR — Police say a group of teens asked a man to buy them beer, then attacked him with a rubber mallet and robbed him.
The report came into deputies around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Washington County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene near West Baseline Road and SW 205th Avenue in Aloha. Deputies say they found the victim with non-life threatening blunt-force injuries.
The victim told deputies that he was walking his dog when he was approached by six young men who asked him to buy them beer because they weren’t old enough.
When the victim came back with the beer, he said he was attacked and struck numerous times with a hard rubber mallet. The victim also says the suspects stole his cell phone.
“I went to set it down, the beer on the ground, next thing I see is a fist coming up at me,” the victim, whose name is not being released, told FOX 12.
The six young men took the beer but dropped it when bystanders heard the commotion.
Sheriff’s deputies notified law enforcement of the incident, and a Beaverton Police K-9 assisted in the search for the men involved.
Deputies say after about 30 minutes, the K-9 found four of them hiding in an area of thick brush about a half-mile away from the location of the incident.
Ismail Mohamed Abukar, 20, was arrested. Deputies also arrested two 16-year-olds and a 17-year-old. The juveniles were taken to Donald E. Long Detention Facility.
Abukar was taken to the Washington County Jail. He faces charges of first-degree robbery and third-degree assault. His bail is set at $250,000.
Deputies are still looking for the other two suspects and are continuing to investigate the incident.