A man and woman were robbed of their cell phones and cash Monday when two men, one with a knife, accosted them on the South Ellerbee Creek Trail north of downtown.
Police said the two reported that the stick-up happened between Green Street and West Markham Avenue a block east of North Duke Street about 5 p.m.
The woman was hurt when one of the robbers punched her in the face, they told officers.
One of the men was described as Hispanic, in his late teens or early 20s who wore his hair in a ponytail. He was wearing a white T-shirt that said “Cholos” on its front and wore brown pants.
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The other robber was described as a black man of about the same age and wearing a black T-shirt and blue jeans.
Police asked that anyone with information about the incident or the robbers call CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.
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