Two men -- one brandishing a black handgun -- robbed a couple walking at Bryant Street and Addison Avenue shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday and two men robbed a man at gunpoint in the 500 block of Fulton Street at 11:22 p.m., police Lt. Sandra Brown reported today (Oct. 28).
In the first robbery, a couple in their 30s was robbed of a laptop computer and a wallet with credit cards. In the second, the robbers got a messenger bag containing an iPad and other items, Brown said.
While descriptions of the men were similar, Brown said it could be that the robbers were different individuals who may have been working together.
One of the men in the earlier robbery wore a white sweatshirt and blue jeans and was of medium height, about 150 pounds, in his 20s and with a dark complexion. The victims could not describe the second robber. The second robber wore a light-gray sweatshirt.
In the later robbery, one robber wore a black sweatshirt and blue jeans and was described as about 5 feet 10 inches tall and about 170 pounds. Both robbers were described as Hispanic.
The robbery victims were not injured.
Police detectives Thursday (Oct. 28) were interviewing neighbors to see if anyone saw anything, Brown said.