Man says two suspects assaulted and tried to rob him

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Police say a 34-year-old man was assaulted by two men who tried to rob him Friday.

The man told police at about 2 p.m., he was approached by two unknown males in the 600 block of Dresden Drive. The victim said the men told him to give them his money. The victim refused and the men began hitting him and knocked him to the ground. The victim suffered a swollen left eye.

Police are still investigating.