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* 16-year-old Boy Stabbed in Leg During Robbery Near Castroville, Monterey County

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A 16-year-old boy was stabbed in the leg during a robbery in unincorporated Monterey County near Castroville Sunday afternoon, according
to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office. The robbery took place shortly after 12:50 p.m. near the intersection of Geil and Koester streets, according to the sheriff’s office. The teenage victim was sitting in a vehicle and talking on his cell phone when a man approached his vehicle. The suspect opened the car door, punched the victim, and stabbed him in the left leg with a knife, according to the sheriff’s office.  The suspect demanded the victim’s wallet, and took the victim’s cell phone before fleeing on foot to the end of the block, where he got into a red two-door coupe that had at least one other person in the vehicle. The suspects fled in an unknown direction and have not been arrested, according to the sheriff’s office. The victim was transported by ambulance to Natividad Medical Center to be treated for a stab wound that is about an inch long.

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