A man told police that he was robbed at gunpoint by two men on East Elm Street in Norristown, and he knelt to the ground after one man pointed a rifle or shotgun at him, say police.
Norristown police arrived at the 100 block of East Oak Street in Norristown after a complaint about a robbery at gunpoint on Oct. 1, around 10 p.m., say police.
The male victim told police that he had been robbed at gunpoint by a Hispanic male who appeared to be in his mid-20s, who had short hair, a large build, and wearing black jeans a white and black coat described in the police report as a “football type coat,” according to a Norristown police report.
The victim told police that man who approached him was carrying a gun that looked to be some sort of an assault rifle, and was accompanied by another man, say police.
The victim told police that the Hispanic man came with an African American man who looked to be about 35-40 years old, who had what the report refers to as a “full Muslim style beard,” and braided hair, and was wearing blue jeans, and a dark coat that looked to be a parka-ish coat with fur on the hood, and black boots with scuffs on them, that might be Timberland boots, according to the report. The victim told police that the men were bigger then he was at 5’10” and 220 pounds, say police.
The victim told police that, minutes before he called police, he had been walking on East Elm Street towards Green Street, when the two men came from different directions, say police.
He told police that the Hispanic man pointed some sort of shotgun or rifle at him and told him to give up his money, say police. The victim said that the gun looked similar to the police M4 firearm, which he described as the kind that police might have, and this one he described as not having a scope but with a magazine underneath, according to the report.
The victim told police that he knelt on the ground when the man pointed the gun after him; the victim said that he gave them his Direct Express credit card, and then the two men ran away east on Elm Street and then south on DeKalb Street, say police.
The victim told police that ran home to get his phone and then returned to the scene of the alleged incident, say police.