Crime

August 18, 2014

Police: Nunchakus and baseball bat used in west Modesto robbery

Two Modesto men were arrested early Monday morning on suspicion of robbing a man and hitting him with nunchakus and a baseball bat.

Two Modesto men were arrested early Monday morning on suspicion of robbing a man and hitting him with nunchakus and a baseball bat.

The incident occurred at 7 p.m. Sunday when suspects Bryan Small, 41, and Leon Walker III, 23, confronted the victim as he arrived on his bicycle at a market in the 300 block of I Street in west Modesto, said Modesto police spokeswoman Heather Graves.

The victim told police he didn’t know the men, who claimed he owed them money.

Small is suspected of using nunchakus to assault the victim while the other attempted to take his “fanny pack,” Graves said.

Walker then hit the victim with a baseball bat while Small took the man’s bicycle, she said.

The victim suffered abrasions to his head and swelling on his forearms, Graves said.

Six and a half hours later, Modesto police responded to a family fight involving Small in the 100 block of Spruce Street, two blocks from the location of the assault.

Small volunteered to officers that he’d been involved in a fight earlier in the night. He said he and his friend “Kool-aid,” who turned out to be Walker, assaulted the victim because he owed Small’s mother money, Graves said.

Officers arrested Small, and then Walker, on suspicion of robbery.

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