Patience is a vice


Two men robbed a male who had attempted to escape them by entering a Newbold bar Saturday.

Walking along the 1700 block of Mifflin Street at 1 a.m., the complainant noticed two unknown figures following him. Feeling unsafe when he reached South Hicks and Mifflin streets, he sought refuge in a watering hole to avoid a confrontation, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said. He remained inside for five minutes and continued walking eastbound on Mifflin Street after not observing them.

After crossing South 15th Street, he heard footsteps and soon felt a gun pressed against his back. Turning around, he saw the same two shady individuals and gave them his Samsung Galaxy cell phone, Beats Pro headphones, Michael Kors gold watch and white Louis Vuitton belt when they barked “Give it up,” Tolliver said.

Property in hand, the males fled on foot, with their prey last seeing them heading northbound on South 15th Street. He described them as black, 18 to 23 years old, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-8; having thin builds and short hair; and wearing white T-shirts and jeans. One had a medium-sized auto pistol and was clean-shaven, while the other might have had stubble.

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