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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police are investigating an assault and robbery that occurred Tuesday evening.

Officers responded to the 1000 block of Summit Avenue at approximately 8 p.m. in reference to a robbery.

During the investigation it was determined that the victim got into an altercation with an acquaintance. During the altercation, the suspect produced a knife and the victim received a laceration to the hand.

The suspect also took money from the victim prior to fleeing the scene.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect has been identified as 42-year-old Ricky Joe Whipple and charges are pending for robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000.