Man attacked leaving the Round Up Saloon on Saturday night

Posted on 22 Dec 2015 at 4:50pm

Asst. Chief Randall Blankenbaker

A man was attacked behind the Round Up Saloon on Saturday night at about 10:30 p.m., according to Dallas Police Department Assistant Chief Randall Blankenbaker, who oversees the investigations bureau. The man left through the back door and was walking to his car. Police were unsure of the exact location.

The man, 54, was not identified. Police haven’t interviewed him in person yet. Although he was attacked on Saturday, he didn’t file a report until Monday, after co-workers encouraged him to notify police.

He identified the attackers as two white men, about 35, about 5’9″ and 6’4″ who approached him from behind and threw him to the ground and began kicking him. No other weapons were involved. One suspect used anti-gay epithets, so police are classifying this as bias motivated. The two men robbed the victim before fleeing. What was taken was not released.

Blankenbaker said police actively canvassed the neighborhood today and are asking for anyone who witnessed the crime to come forward.

The description of the suspects in this case resembles attackers in an assault that took place on Sept. 9 in the 2700 block of Douglas Avenue,

Police are counting this as attack No. 14 since September, although other assaults and robberies have taken place since September that were unreported to the police.

This story was updated at 7:52 p.m. with information from additional reports

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