The robbery occurred at 1:30am, when two men were walking southbound on 20th when they heard somone run up behind them. One victim was pushed to the ground and a silver handgun was pointed at his face. That victim began to yell, and the suspect grabbed his bag and ran off eastbound on Pine Street.
The thief didn’t get away with much – the bag only contained two books. But in addition to the lost bag, the victim suffered a laceration on the side of his face.
The suspect was described as a black male, about 45 years old, six feet tall, thin, balding, and with a dark complexion. Several men matching that description were stopped and detained, but were released when the victims were brought over and ruled them out as suspects.