Three men trying to buy drugs at People's Park this week instead were robbed at gunpoint, police said Friday.
Thursday night at 8:30, police say the men went to People's Park to try to buy drugs, according to information sent out just before 1 p.m. Friday.
The group approached a man in the park and asked him if he sold drugs.
Police said the man then "pulled out a handgun from his waist and demanded wallets from the victims. The victims handed over their wallets and then ran away."
No one was injured.
Police said the victims reported the robbery to police several hours later.
University of California police officers then checked the area but were unable to find the suspect, who was described only as a black man, roughly 36 years old, 6 feet tall and about 180 pounds, with a silver pistol.
Police ask members of the public with information about this incident to call the University of California Police Department Criminal Investigation Bureau at 510-642-0472 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or 510-642-6760 (all other times)
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