2 people injured in 2 weekend robberies just minutes apart in Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Police are investigating 2 weekend robberies in Harrisburg which left 2 people injured.

The first incident happened Saturday evening at 5:11 p.m. near 2nd and Verbeke Streets.

Police founnd a 52 year-old man whith a broken left ankle and a small laceration on his forehead.

The victim told police he was approached by a man who asked for money, when the victim declined, the suspect forcibly took $20 from him.

During the struggle for the $20, the victim sustained a broken ankle.  The victim was transported to Harrisburg Hospital for treatment.

A second robbery occurred around 5:35 p.m. that same eventing near the 1500 block of Walnut Street.

Police say a 53 year-old man was approached by a group of 3 or 4 ment, one of them called out to him, when he turned around, he was struck with a hard object on the left side of hist face.

WhiIe on the ground, the men assaulted him, and searched his pockets taking $20 from him.

He could not provide a description, or a direction in which they ran off.

If you have any information about either robbery, you are encouraged to submit a tip to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-262-3080. Both cases have a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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