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Richmond Police release images in security guard beating

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Surveillance images show a robbery suspect and his pickup truck (Source: Richmond Police) Surveillance images show a robbery suspect and his pickup truck (Source: Richmond Police)
The thief left Newsom badly bruised in the brutal attack and robbery. The thief left Newsom badly bruised in the brutal attack and robbery.
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Richmond Police released surveillance images Monday of suspects in a brutal attack and robbery of a security guard in the Fan last month.

Police say a man attacked 66-year-old Jack Newsom as he was patrolling the old GRTC bus depot, which was the site of the Richmond Street Art Festival. Newsom was working as a guard when he was attacked at the depot on Grayland Avenue near Stafford Street around 11 p.m. on November 23.

Police say a man stole Newsom's wallet and cash, beating him so badly he had to be hospitalized. Newsom suffered bruises around his neck, two black eyes and a broken tooth. He has no memory of what happened. He has since been released from the hospital, but remains badly bruised.

Police say surveillance video shows a man exit a pickup truck and attack the guard from behind. Detectives also say a car drove by just as Newsom was attacked, leading police to search for a possible witness.

Newsom has received an outpouring of support. Several funds online have been set up in his name and have raised more than $7,000.

If you can help police find the suspect, call Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. 

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