Two men in separate incidents attacked and robbed of $20 in Harrisburg

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HARRISBURG, Pa. – Police are investigating two incidents of Harrisburg men attacked and robbed of $20 along a city street over the weekend.

The first incident happened about 5:11 p.m. Saturday, November 12 at 2nd and Verbeke Streets.  The victim, a 52 year old white male suffered a broken left ankle and a small laceration on his forehead. The victim told police that he was approached by a black male who asked for money.  After the victime declined go give him any money, the suspect forcibly took $20. The sustained his injuries during a struggle with the suspect.

The only description that the victim could provide was that the suspect was a black male wearing a dark hat.  The victim was transported to Harrisburg Hospital for treatment.

Less than 20 minutes later at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday evening, police responded to the 1500 block of Walnut Street for a robbery.  The victim, a 53 year old black male told officers that as he walked past a group of 3 to 4 males, one of the males called out to him.

As the victim turned around in response, he was struck with a hard object on the left side of his face.  Once on the ground, the males proceeded to assault him and go through his pockets.  Due to the suddenness of the attack, the victim did not see what the males were wearing or what direction they fled.  The suspects took $20 from the victim.  The victim was transported to the Penn State Hershey Center for treatment.

Anyone that has information regarding either incident is asked to call police at (717) 255-3170 or (717) 255-3156.

Dauphin County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2000 for information leading to an arrest in either incident.