Mugged for $1

6:22 PM, Jun 24, 2008   |    comments
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St. Petersburg, Florida - Stephanie Rockfield, 19, says she was punched in the face while riding her bike on the Pinellas Trail through St. Petersburg. And the two suspects got away with just one dollar.

Rockfield said she had just worked out at the YMCA on 5th Avenue South and was riding her bike home. She was passed by two men on bikes who were going the opposite direction. But then, she says they turned around, passed her and blocked the path in front of her.

"I swerved around him, and I was like, 'Excuse me.' And he said, 'No.' And he hit me off my bike," Rockfield explained. The punch left her with a blue knot over her right eye and minor head trauma.

When she was on the ground, Rockfield said the two men grabbed her sports bag and hit the side of her head until she dropped it. Inside, Rockfield had her wallet, IDs, house keys and one dollar.

The men eventually rode away and Rockfield managed to ride her bike home. Because the men made off with her ID and house keys, Rockfield's family had to change their door locks.

Both suspects are described as black, 18 to 19 years old, between 5'8" and 5'9" and weighing about 120 pounds. A witness told police he saw one of the men dispose of a maroon-colored beach cruiser bicycle after the attack.

If you have any information, you're asked to call St. Petersburg Police at (727) 893-7780.

The attack happened just a few blocks away from where police say two people mugged a man in a wheelchair on Tuesday.

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