Several people were robbed at gunpoint of their cell phones Thursday night in Sherwood Park, Modesto police reported.
The suspects are five Latinos in their mid-20s who were wearing sweat shirts with hoods over their heads, said police Lt. Andy Schlenker on Thursday. He said the five men walked up to the people in the park about 9:30 p.m. and started a conversation. Three of the men then pulled out handguns and demanded property. The victims turned over their phones.
Schlenker said the robbers ran south from the park at Maud Kump Terrace and Claremont Avenue.
Schlenker said the robbery may be gang-related. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 521-4636. Tipsters can remain anonymous.