*Concord Two Men Pistol-Whipped During Attempted Robbery

Published by on March 11, 2009

Two men were pistol-whipped Tuesday night during an attempted armed robbery in Concord, police said.Shortly before 10 p.m. the first victim was walking in the 1100 block of Meadow Lane when a man approached him and pointed a handgun at him.The victim allegedly began to struggle with the gunman and the man hit him on the head with the gun, police said.The victim then ran across the street toward a convenience store to ask for help. A clerk, who happened to be outside in the store’s parking lot, gave the victim a phone to call police.The armed suspect, who had reportedly chased after the victim, then struck the clerk in the head with his gun before running away.The alleged gunman was described as a Hispanic man about 20 years old, standing about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing about 130 to 150 pounds. He was wearing a white shirt and dark pants and carrying a handgun. He was last seen running away with three other males.Police searched the area with a dog but did not find the suspects. Both victims sustained minor injuries, police said.

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