Man attacked by teens while walking dog in Soulard

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) - A south city man brutally attacked in the Soulard neighborhood while walking his dog during the day. The attack was caught on tape and police hope that will help them solve the case.

Police said the 29-year-old victim was allegedly punched and kicked by six teenagers in an attempted robbery around 4 p.m. on Wednesday. The man was caught off guard and attacked from behind, causing him to fall to the ground. Authorities said the suspects surrounded the victim and demanded his belongings. But when the victim said he didn’t have anything, they began punching him and kicking him. The male was able to stand up and run for help.

One resident in the area saw the entire attack.

“They pulled their hoods, all you could see were their eyes and noses. It just so happened that this guy was walking down the street,” the man said. “If it were not for him, it could have been us.”

The man's face was swollen following the attack but he did not need to go to the hospital.

Meanwhile, the search continues for his attackers. If you have any information on the suspects’ identities, you’re asked to contact the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.