Officers on Friday were looking for three men who stabbed a 28-year-old man Thursday night after they tried to rob him as he walked to his north Modesto apartment.
The victim's sister said her brother had been treated and released from the hospital. The stabbing occurred about 9:30 p.m. in the 3400 block of Merrifield Avenue just south of Pelandale Avenue.
Modesto police Sgt. Tim Helton said the victim was walking when a white Chrysler 300 pulled up and three men got out. The men demanded cash. When the victim told them he had no money to hand over, the men stabbed the victim before leaving in the car.
Police ask anyone with information about this stabbing to call Crime Stoppers at 521-4636. Tipsters can e-mail tips through the Crime Stoppers Web site, www.modestopolice.com/CrimeStoppers, or text tips to CRIMES (274637) by typing "Tip704" plus a message. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward.