Armed robbers attacked a street food vendor working near Davis and Carey avenues Tuesday evening, slashing the man with a knife and holding a gun on him until he turned over cash, Watsonville police reported.
The armed robbery was reported around 7:24 p.m. The 21-year-old street vendor said two men about his age had approached him. One branished a switchblade knife; the other pulled a gun, police said.
They demanded money from the street food vendor, who complied out of fear of being hurt. Despite his cooperation, the vendor was cut on the side of his nose, police said.
The robbers—one about 5 feet, 7 inches tall, 160 pounds and wearing a blue and white checked shirt—fled south on Freedom Boulevard. Officers searched unsuccessfully for them.
Detectives ask that anyone with information about the robbery call the Investigations Bureau at 768-3350 or the Crime Tipline at 768-3544.