Armed robbery in Freeway Park

On August 14th, at approximately 8:50 PM, West Precinct officers responded to a report of an armed robbery that occurred in Freeway Park, near 7th Avenue and Union Street.  The adult male victim stated that he was walking up the stairs to go through the park when he passed three males hanging out at the bottom of the stairs.  As the victim approached the 8th Avenue overpass inside the park, one of the suspects grabbed his arm from behind and pulled him.  The suspect pulled out a handgun, pointed it at the victim’s face, and proceeded to rob him of his MP3 player.  The suspects ran off northbound through the park.  Officers and a K9 team responded and searched the area, but the suspects were not located.  The suspects are described as black males, approximately 17-18 years old.   Robbery detectives will handle the follow up investigation.