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51-year-old man left bloody after robbery
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A Conyers man was arrested last week for allegedly assaulting and stealing money from a middle-aged man in October. 

The 51-year-old male victim stated $100 was taken from his left pants pocket, allegedly by 25-year-old Melvin Briggs. 

According to the incident report, the victim stepped outside his residence around 8 p.m. on the night of Oct. 29 to engage in small talk with a person whose identity is withheld in the report. As the conversation persisted, the victim states that he saw a shadowy figure approaching, which he immediately recognized as Briggs once the figure entered a lit area.

The victim stated he attempted to flee back into his residence when he saw Briggs, but Briggs allegedly forced the residence door open and attacked him. According to the report, the victim was struck in the head with an unknown object and then was hit 15 to 20 times in the face, neck and head with the suspects fist.    

The victim sustained a busted lower lip, welling to his face and a two-inch laceration to the back of his head, which bled significantly, according to the report. The victim refused medical treatment at the scene.

Briggs allegedly fled the scene in the 1600 block of Pinedale Circle on foot. He was arrested by the Conyers Police Nov. 4 and is being charged with robbery, aggravated assault and violation of probation for the incident.