The victim of an armed hold-up told police two men wearing ski masks pointed a handgun as they demanded a cellphone Sunday night near 23rd and Jackson.
According to the victim, the two suspects were black males in their 20s who ran northbound on 22nd Ave after the crime. Each wore a ski mask during the hold-up, the victim said.
The hold-up occurred just before 8 PM Sunday but the victim was not able to call police to report the crime until about 30 minutes later, according to police radio. A search of the are did not immediately turn up the suspects.
Of the eleven reports of street and strong arm robberies in the Central District in the past 30 days, five have occurred near the 23rd and Jackson intersection.