June 24, 2010 in Idaho, News

Man robbed early Thursday near downtown CdA

The Spokesman-Review

A man was robbed early today just north of downtown Coeur d’Alene. One of the three robbers told the victim after robbing him that if he did not run away, he would be shot.

The 53-year-old victim was walking south on Fourth Street near Garden Avenue around 4:38 a.m. when a car stopped nearby, a news release from the Coeur d’Alene Police Department said. A man got out and ran toward the victim, saying “Sorry, I have to mess with you,” and pushed him. He told the victim: “I want your stuff.”

The victim thought he was going to be beat up and gave the man some money and personal items, the release said.

Another man standing near the robbers’ car approached the victim and told him to “run away” or he would be shot, the release said. The car’s driver never approached the victim.

No weapons were displayed.

The first man was about 5’ 9,” in his mid-20s, with a muscular build, the release said. He was bald and wearing an off-white T-shirt. The second was about 5’ 10”, with a thin build, sunglasses and a red shirt tied around his face. The third was described only as being about 5’ 11” with a thin build.

The car was a tan, 1970s or ‘80s four-door passenger car with a loud muffler, the release said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Coeur d’Alene Police at (208) 769-2320.

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