A man walking near his Pleasanton home Tuesday night was robbed by two men in a car asking for directions, police said. Officers responded to a call from a man who said he had been robbed near his home in the 3200 block of Vineyard Avenue at around 11:30 p.m., according to Pleasanton police. The victim told police two men pulled up next to him in a 1990’s two-door compact car – possibly a Toyota Camry or Honda Accord – and asked him for directions. When the man approached the car, the passenger said he had a gun and demanded the victim’s money. The victim handed over his wallet, which contained cash, police said. No weapon was ever seen. The vehicle, which reportedly had a loud exhaust system that sounded like there was a hole in the muffler, was last seen heading east on Vineyard Avenue toward Livermore. The suspect in the passenger seat was described as white, between 25 and 35 years old with a large build and a “beer belly.” He was unshaven and was wearing a dark blue beanie cap with an orange stripe. Police did not get a detailed description of the driver.Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you have any information that can help solve this crime.
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