Men in black punch, rob innocent victim in Excelsior 


A man was robbed at gunpoint in the Excelsior neighborhood Wednesday, police said.

The 35-year-old victim was walking eastbound on Brazil Street toward Vienna about 10:40 p.m. when he was approached by two men in their 20s, police Officer Albie Esparza said. One of the suspects pointed a gun at the victim and demanded his money.

The second suspect grabbed the victim’s wallet and cellphone from his pockets and then punched him in the face.

The two hoodlums then fled to a waiting dark-colored sedan driven by an unknown third person, Esparza said. Earlier reports stated the weapon was a shotgun, but Esparza said it was unknown if the weapon was a shotgun or handgun.

The victim refused medical attention for his minor injuries. He recovered his wallet minus the cash and lost his cellphone. No arrests have been made.

The suspects were described as black men, between the ages of 25 and 28. Both were described by Esparza as being about 5-foot-10 and 170 pounds. They were also dressed all in black.

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