Council Bluffs police are on the lookout for a man who assaulted and tried to rob a worker at a mattress store on Sunday afternoon. Authorities say 52-year-old Abbott R. Davidson was working at the Bedding Company store when a white male approached him at around 3:45 P.M. and told Davidson he was going to rob him.
The suspect is also alleged to have hit Davidson with a blunt object. Davidson fought his way out of the store and ran to another business in the strip mall, where a witness to the attack called 9-1-1. The man was taken to an Omaha Hospital in serious condition, but his injuries were not considered to be life-threatening.
He was reported to be in stable condition late Sunday night and was being held in the hospital for observation. The suspect was described as a white male, about 5-feet 8-inches tall, weighing 170-to 180-pounds, with dark hair. He was wearing a black jacket and glasses and is believed to be driving a black Mazda or Nissan SUV. The suspect faces first-degree robbery and attempted murder charges.
Contributed by Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic