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Mountain View man robbed, threatened with knife

Police pursuing active leads in apprehension of two at-large suspects

A young Mountain View man was robbed at knife-point Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 8) in his apartment in a large complex located at 2675 Fayette Drive, police said.

Three young men suddenly appeared in the victim's bedroom at about 4:30 p.m. and said they intended to rob him, police spokeswoman Liz Wylie said. They took multiple items.

One of the assailants punched the victim in the head and later threatened him with a knife from the kitchen, Wylie said. The apartment was unlocked at the time of the robbery.

Wylie said investigators are not releasing descriptions of the items taken from the victim for fear that it may disrupt their investigation, however police have arrested one suspect in connection with the robbery, Wylie said -- a 17-year-old acquaintance of the victim.

The teen who was arrested is not the one who threatened the victim with the knife, Wylie said.

Police are still looking for two other men, Wylie said.

"This was not a random act," Wylie said, noting that police are pursuing active leads in connection with the two older robbers. "The suspects targeted this victim."

— Nick Veronin

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