Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- Syracuse Police are investigating an apparent armed robbery that happened Friday in the 700 block of Hickory Street, near St. Joseph’s Hospital.
The 45-year-old male victim told police a black man, who appeared to be in his 20s, approached him and asked him to use his cell phone. When the victim refused, police say the suspect pushed the victim to the ground and stole his cell phone.
The victim said the suspect had what appeared to be a handgun in his possession.
The suspect was described as wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants. He was last seen getting into a light colored SUV that was parked on Hickory Street.
The victim was not seriously hurt in the incident.
An investigation continues. If you have any information that could help police in this case, you’re asked to call the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 442-5222.