Arlington PD Boosts Park Patrols After Brutal Robbery, Beating

Police in Arlington are stepping up patrols in the area where a man was recently robbed at gunpoint and brutally beaten.[[427422063,R]]

Skip Pepe, 65, was attacked May 25 while taking an afternoon walk on a popular trail at Cravens Park, in Southeast Arlington.

He says a man pointed a gun in his face before knocking him to the ground. The attacker ran away, leaving Pepe seriously injured.

"We have stepped up patrols in both cars and on foot in the area," said an Arlington police spokesman. "We have already received lots of leads and ask the public to continue providing us with any information that they fell can be of use to this investigation."

The attacker was described as a black man with light skin, between 17 and 21 years old, approximately 150 to 160 pounds, with light-colored and curly hair and a clean-shaven face.

"I mean, they took everything from us," Barbara Pepe, Skip's wife, said after the attack. "I stay in my house. I'm afraid to go down to check the mail. They took everything from us."

"I want him caught. I want him put behind bars. I want him to pay for what he did," she said.

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