Harrisburg man mugged for $3 and book bag

A Harrisburg man was beaten up and robbed Wednesday night after leaving his HACC college class.

Police are looking for his attackers. They caused the victim a lot of pain, but didn't get away with much. They reportedly took $3 and his book bag.

“All over three dollars. Yeah, it's wrong,” HACC employee Robin Seigler said.

The 55-year-old Uptown man was leaving campus Wednesday night. While walking home around 10:30, he ran into trouble at the corner of 2nd and Meunch Streets. According to police, a guy hit the victim in the head and knocked him to the ground. A second man served as a lookout.

“He was punched and kicked repeatedly,” Police Chief Pierre Ritter said. “It caused injuries to the point where he needed to seek medical treatment.”

Police are investigating at least three other Midtown muggings in recent weeks. They were much more violent. The robbers had guns. A business owner captured one of the crimes in which the victim got shot.

“We, at this time, do have police officers assigned to that area to address the robberies that we have been having in the Midtown area,” Ritter said.

Ritter reported that foot patrols have increased. Seigler welcomes that, but she wants more of a police presence.

“They should have more people patrolling at night because they have classes until ten o'clock at night here, and there's a lot of young students and I believe they should have more police patrolling,” Seigler said.

Police are looking for two white men in their 20's or 30's. They took off in a silver-colored SUV. If you have any information, you're asked to call police at 255-6586.

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