Man Robbed of Phone in Cal Anderson Park

A 19-year-old man walking through Cal Anderson Park last night was robbed at gunpoint last night as he walked through the park.

The man was walking through the park near the basketball courts around 8:30 pm when he was approached by the suspect.  The suspect asked the victim for the time.  The victim pulled out his cell phone to read the time.  The suspect then grabbed the phone and began to walk away.  The victim tried to physically take the phone back, but the suspect brandished a silver colored handgun and pointed it at the victim.  The victim fled and called 911 from another location.

Officers responded and searched the area but did not locate the suspect.  He was described as a black male, 20’s, approximately 6’00 tall, thin build, wearing a black and grey hooded sweatshirt.  The victim was not injured.