Man robbed in Mountain View by trio with knife

Armed thieves swipe iPod Thursday night

Three men robbed a 20-year-old resident of the 1200 block of Mercy Avenue in Mountain View, taking his iPod at about 10:40 p.m. on Thursday (Jan. 27), according to a police spokeswoman.

The victim was kneeling beside his car, trying to lure his cat out from beneath it, when he felt an object press up against his neck and heard a voice order him to hand over all of his money, said Liz Wylie, public information officer for the Mountain View Police Department.

Thinking it was a friend playing a joke on him, the victim stood up and grabbed the object, a knife with an 8- to 10-inch blade. He cut his hand and had to go to the hospital for stitches.

The assailants, described as three Hispanic men in their 20s, clad in black, demanded the man's money again. The victim didn't have any money, but surrendered his iPod. The men were last seen running west on Mercy Street, Wylie said.


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Posted by Nayeli
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 31, 2011 at 6:37 pm

I hope that the police find these disgusting young men and give them some time in prison where bigger men pick on them.

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Posted by Anon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Feb 1, 2011 at 3:20 am

I'd have to second that motion Nayeli ... assuming the police cannot shoot them for resisting arrest when they find them. These punks give all Hispanics a bad name and make people afraid of them.

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Posted by JustMe
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Feb 1, 2011 at 11:14 am

I do not wish the perpetrators any harm, but I certainly hope they stop this dangerous behavior. That probably means apprehending them and removing them from society for "re-education". Revenge is a useless thing, but society does have the right and duty to protect itself.

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