31-year-old Calexico man robbed at knifepoint by two men

January 11, 2002|By DARREN SIMON, Staff Writer

CALEXICO — A 31-year-old Calexico man was robbed by two men brandishing knives this morning as he walked through the city's downtown on his way to work.

Police are investigating whether that case is linked to other robberies downtown over the past two months, said Calexico police Sgt. Jim Neujahr.

The robbery occurred at 4:15 a.m. as the man walked near Rockwood Avenue and Fourth Street. He was approached by two men, both of whom brandished knives. The victim handed the men his money and his possessions, including a backpack.

The suspects then fled south on Rockwood and west on Fourth.

The victim was not injured.

Both suspects were described as Hispanic. One was thought to be 18 to 19 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds. He was wearing dark, baggy clothes and a beanie and had a goatee.


The second man was described as 18 to 19 years old, weighing 150 pounds and having a shaved head. He was clean-shaven.

Police said the suspects are not thought to be linked to the recent attack on a 13-year-old girl who was walking near Milpitas Park in the city.

Police are continuing their search for those suspects, both Hispanic males ages 18 to 20. Those two suspects drove up to the girl in a black Nissan Maxima.

The car and those suspects have been linked to a robbery two weeks earlier in the north section of the city.

While police said the suspects in this morning's case are not linked to the attack on the girl or the robbery on the north end of the city, in the past two months there have been a number of robberies downtown.

>> Staff Writer Darren Simon can be reached at 337-4082.

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