Man robbed at knifepoint near People’s Park restrooms

A man was robbed of $10 via knife near the People’s Park restrooms Tuesday night.

At about 9:55 p.m., a man was walking toward the men’s restroom in People’s Park when a suspect approached him out of the shadows, brandished a knife and demanded his money, according to UCPD spokesperson Lt. Marc DeCoulode.

After the two exchanged some words, the suspect threatened the victim with a knife, and the victim gave him money from his pocket, according to DeCoulode. The suspect then walked away, and UCPD arrived on scene within minutes after the incident occurred.

The suspect is a 6’ 4”, medium-built male and was last seen going into People’s Park wearing a black hoodie with white stripes on the arms, according to UCPD crime logs.

The victim, a 32-year old male from Pleasantville, was not injured. The case is currently under investigation, and there have been no arrests made yet.

DeCoulode said there have not been enough robberies in People’s Park lately to justify a trend but that safety in the park is a concern.

“We want to make sure our students are careful and aware when they are out at night,” he said. “They should remember to always walk in groups, especially at night.”

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