Two men robbed a student at gunpoint and took his backpack, wallet and cell phone, but the victim was able to convince them to let him keep his text books before they left.
The robbery occurred shortly before 9:30 p.m. November 9 (see our earlier story) near 23rd Ave and Main St, according to the police report. The victim was almost to his apartment building when a man approached him and said, “Oh, hold on, hold on, hold on. Give me your stuff!” He then pulled out a small black handgun and pointed it at the victim’s face.
The victim handed over his backpack and was ordered onto his knees. A second suspect appeared, and the two asked him if he had any money or a cell phone. The victim handed over his wallet and phone.
Then the victim asked the robbers if he could get something from the bag. The suspect with the gun opened the bag, and the victim asked for his music theory and organic chemistry books. The man gave the books to the victim, but the second suspect grew uneasy, saying, “We don’t have time for this.”
The suspects left on foot and were not found. Police confiscated the text books as evidence.