Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a man who beat and robbed a resident at gunpoint in Concord on Tuesday. The victim was walking to his apartment in the 1600 block of Pine Street just before 2 a.m. Tuesday when a man approached and asked him for a dollar, police said.
After giving the suspect a dollar, the suspect demanded the victim’s wallet and cellphone. When the victim refused to hand over his property, the suspect struck him, knocking him to the ground. The suspect then pulled out a shotgun and used the weapon to hit the victim in the head and face before grabbing the man’s wallet and fleeing, according to police. The victim was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Concord with injuries that were significant but not considered life-threatening, police said.
Investigators have released a sketch of the suspect, who is described as a clean-shaven black man who is about 25 to 30 years old and roughly 6 feet tall with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a long-sleeved white shirt and dark blue or black pants. Police said the suspect had been seen walking around the area prior to the robbery with an unknown black male.
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