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The first incident happened Friday, Oct. 14, around 7:30 p.m.
According to Division Chief Mike Dudlo, of the Burbank Police Department, two suspects followed the victim to his apartment residence in the 6200 block of 79th Street.
The victim was approached by the men inside the building. One of the suspects displayed a handgun and demanded the victim hand over his money. The man refused to cooperate and the robbers ran away after a brief struggle, according to Dudlo.
The victim sustained minor cuts and bruises as a result of the altercation, Dudlo said.
Suspect one is described as a Hispanic male, 24–29 years of age, about 5-feet-7-inches tall, 140–160 pounds, goatee beard, wearing dark colored clothing and armed with a blue steel revolver.
Suspect two is described as a Hispanic male, 20–29 years of age, between 5-feet-10-inches and 6-feet-1-inches tall, 170–180 pounds, wearing dark clothing.
The second incident happened Sunday, Oct. 16, around 7:15 p.m.
According to Dudlo, the victim had parked his car in the alleyway behind his residence when he was approached by a man with a handgun.
The robber demanded money and began to rummage through the man’s pockets. The victim began a struggle and ran inside the apartment building. The robber fled the scene eastbound, according to Dudlo.
The victim was not injured during this second incident.
The suspect was described as a black male, about 5-feet-8-inches tall, 150–180 pounds, wearing a light colored hooded sweatshirt and light colored pants.
Police believe the robberies are related.
“We believe both incidents are connected and the victim was specifically targeted in both incidents,” Dudlo said. “Investigators are reviewing several video surveillance recordings from the area and have spoken to several residents in the area who have given statements.”
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Burbank Police Department at (708) 924-7300. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call (708) 793-3388 and leave a message.