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.