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Aug 20, 2013 12:24 PM by Rachel Cole - rcole@kristv.com

Man Robbed While Sleeping in His Car

CORPUS CHRISTI - Police are looking for a robbery suspect who stole a man's phone, while he was sleeping in his car. Journey Camp, 28, says he had recently been evicted and was already down on his luck when he was robbed Tuesday morning.

The crime happened just before 8A.M. In the 38-hundred block of Bentwood.

"I woke up to somebody grabbing in my lap and I opened my eyes and he punched me in the face," Camp said.

Punched in the face, blistered and bruised is how Camp woke up after he says a man attacked him while he was sleeping in his Toyota.

"As soon as he socked me, that's when I went into motion and opened the door to my car and stepped out," Camp added.

Camp says he was parked in front of his buddy's home, asleep with his phone on his lap and his broken car windows stuck rolled down.

"They told me to come over and park the car so at least I wouldn't get in trouble or get towed or something," he said.

He was recently evicted from his apartment downtown and had been calling his car home for the last two weeks. Camp says his phone was his last valuable possession.

"If I can just get my phone back I don't care what happens, I just need my phone," Camp said.

Police say the suspect, who Camp had never met but says is his friend's sister's boyfriend, could face robbery charges. Camp was able to give a detailed description of the man to police.

"He's 5'9 with light brown hair and gauges in his ears and tracks up and down his arms. Scabs and track marks down his arms, he's wearing a black shirt with a 'Nightmare Before Christmas' logo and brown pants with red belt and red and black shoes," Camp said.

He says the suspect and his girlfriend we're after one thing when they stole his phone.

"They're heroin addicts and they're very heavily into drugs and obviously wanted drugs. I've known his sister since she was 8 years old that's what makes this really sad," he added.

Camp says he's not interested in getting anyone in trouble, he just wants his cell phone returned.

If you know anything about this crime call Corpus Christi Police Department.

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