Man robbed taking out garbage

Late Wednesday, a 35 year-old-man was robbed while taking out the trash in central Stockton. In the 300 block of East Pine Street at about 11:40 pm, the man was robbed by two men, police reported. The men carried firearms and held the victim at gunpoint while searching him and stealing cash, a cellular telephone, and keys before fleeing north on Sutter Street. A week earlier, two people were robbed at gunpoint while taking trash to the curb in the 600 block of
Garfield Street.

This is at least the second time in a week that someone has been robbed in Stockton while taking out the trash. Descriptions of the burglars from both robberies are similar.

One robber from the most recent robbery was described as 5 feet-9 inches to 5 feet-10 inches tall black male, around age 20 to 22. He was armed with a silver handgun, and was wearing a dark blue denim jacket, a hat, and blue jeans.

The second burglar was described as a thin, 5 feet-7 inches tall black male, about 18-year-old. He was wearing dark pants and a white hooded sweatshirt with black spots.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377.


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