Written by Community Editor Nicole Foulke
A Norristown man was allegedly robbed by two men not far from his home late in the evening of Sept. 10, according to police.
Norristown police were called to the 700 block of Astor Street shortly after 11 p.m. in response to an alleged armed robbery.
The victim told police that he had been walking to his door on Astor Street when two African American men approached him and tried to grab his red nylon bag, say police. The victim said that one of the men, who looked to be in his 20s, wore all black with a red hat and had a beard, according to a police report. The victim told police that the other wore either all black or dark blue.
The victim told police that one of the men, who wore a red hat, had a black semi-automatic handgun and struck the victim over the head at least one time. The victim said that the men pushed him onto the ground and took his red bag, per a police report.
According to the victim, the man wearing the red hat ran South on Astor Street and then South down March Alley, say police. The victim said that the other man ran West on West Oak Street; the victim’s friends are said to have chased the man but could not see him in March Alley, according to police.
The victim told police that the bag contained his wallet that held his Mexican ID, cash, and a bank card, as well as his clothes, according to the police report. He had cuts on his head and was taken to Einstein Medical Center Montgomery in East Norriton, say police.