Handicapped man assaulted while waiting for bus

Authorities are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a suspect and his companion who assaulted a man at the METRO Transit Center located at 9400 Mesa at Tidwell on May 26.

June 2, 2010 2:50:58 PM PDT
Authorities are seeking the public's assistance in identifying two people who assaulted a handicapped man at a METRO Transit Center. On May 26 around 10:30am, the handicapped man was at the Mesa Transit Center waiting to catch a bus when he was assaulted by a heavy-set black male. The suspect hit the victim several times causing numerous injuries to his face and body. The suspect appeared to be traveling with a black female companion. Both the suspect and the woman boarded a 52 route bus at the Mesa Transit Center at 10:35am.

The suspect is a heavy-set black male with some facial hair. He was wearing blue jeans, a blue t-shirt and white tennis shoes. His companion is a medium to heavy-set black female. She has long hair and was wearing a purple, black and white top with white Capri pants and sandals. She was wearing heavy make-up and numerous sets of bracelets on both arms.

The victim is recovering from his injuries.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-8477 (TIPS) hotline or submitted online at Crime-Stoppers.org that leads to an arrest in this case. Tips can also be sent by text message - Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES(274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.