Crime & Courts

Man attacked, robbed after being asked to help with car problem

A man who answered a knock on his door at 5 a.m. Saturday in the 1800 block of South Gold was attacked and robbed after going outside to help a man who said he was having car problems, police said.

The victim, 28, had opened the hood of the car when he was attacked and knocked to the ground, Sgt. Mark Jackson said. Another man then approached and joined in the attack, and about $500 in cash and property were taken from the victim, Jackson said. The man was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. No suspects were in custody.

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