Police: Two take wallet, cell phone

Sun-Star staffApril 8, 2013 

A man reported a robbery Friday night in the 1000 block of R Street near 10th Street, Merced police said.

Officers arrived at the scene at 10:18 p.m. and found the victim visibly shaken but unhurt. The victim reported he had left California Liquor and was walking south on R Street. He was approached by two Latino men in their late 20s or early 30s wearing dark clothes, police said.

One of the men pulled out a chrome revolver and demanded the victim's wallet and cell phone. They pushed the victim to the ground and pressed the gun to his head while they robbed him, police said. The two robbers fled on foot, heading west on 10th Street. They were last seen getting into a white Volkswagen Jetta or Honda Civic type vehicle. The vehicle traveled west on 10th Street with its lights off. The robber holding the gun had facial hair and spoke English, police said.

Anyone with any information about the robbery is asked to call Sgt. Scott Skinner at (209) 385-6913, (209) 385-4702, or the Police Department's tip line at (209) 385-4725. Tips via anonymous text messages can be sent to the department by dialing "TIP411" (847411) and including the word "Comvip" as the keyword.

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