As if he weren’t already down on his luck, a 35-year-old homeless man was robbed by three men with a gun late Tuesday in front of a homeless shelter.
The holdup occurred about 11:35 p.m. at 1108 E. 10th St. The victim said three men approached him outside and demanded his cell phone.
He refused and one of the men pulled a gun and used it to smack the victim in the face twice. The gunman then stole the cell phone and the suspects ran away eastbound.
The victim suffered minor swelling to his face.
Christine Vendel, firstname.lastname@example.org