A jogger taking a smoke break while out for his evening run Monday was mugged on the lawn of Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College.

The Bowling Green man told city police that he took a break from his run to smoke a cigarette under a tree on the front lawn of the school at 1845 Loop Drive, according to Bowling Green Police Department records. He saw two men sitting on a nearby bench who approached and asked him for a cigarette. The man gave each of the men a cigarette, and they engaged in small talk before one of the men began grabbing at the man’s clothes, according to the police report.

The jogger attempted to fight off the man, who grabbed the victim’s wallet from his front pants pocket. The man took the $7 inside the jogger’s wallet and his remaining cigarettes, the report said. The jogger managed to get his wallet back from the robber.

The jogger immediately ran home and called police, who canvassed the area. The victim described the robber as a black man in his mid-20s with short hair, about 6 feet, 1 inch to 6 feet, 3 inches tall with a medium build and wearing a Donovan McNabb jersey and black shorts, according to police records. The victim told police that the other man with the robber was not involved in the theft.

The case remains open.

Burglary — Between 7:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. Monday, someone threw a cinder block through a window of Burkman Feed, 4350 Louisville Road.

The burglar did not steal any merchandise but damaged a cash drawer behind a desk and stole about $10 in change. Police found loose change on the ground next to the cash register and near the interior window that was broken to gain access to the business, according to city police records.

The case remains open.

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