Police: Victim pepper sprayed in Burlington robbery

Posted on: 10:00 am, April 9, 2013, by

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BURLINGTON, N.C. — Police say a Burlington man was pepper sprayed and knocked to the ground by four men who robbed him of his wallet.

According to police, officers met with the 60-year-old victim shortly after 11:15 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Fifth and Main Street.

Police say the victim told them he was walking near the intersection of South Main and Sixth Street when he was stopped by the four suspects.  The victim said the suspects pepper sprayed him and knocked him to the ground before stealing his wallet.

The victim suffered minor injuries as a result of being pushed to the ground, police said.

Police say the suspects were last seen heading east on South Main Street in a large, red four-door vehicle with chrome rims.

No further suspect descriptions were provided.

Anyone with additional information about the incident is asked to call police or Crimestoppers at (336) 229-7100.