Attempted armed robbery reported

Published 10:22 am Monday, July 13, 2009

An attempted armed robbery was reported early Saturday in Austin near Mill Pond.

A man was biking home from work near the bridge by the skate park when he was confronted by two men , one of whom had a gun, according to a police report.

According to the report, the victim said he’d call police, leading one of the suspects to allegedly tell the man he’d kill him if he did.

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The victim responded by pulling out a knife sharpener to defend himself, at which point he was struck by a black revolver in the arm. The suspects then fled toward the library.

The suspects are described as two thin, black males, each standing about 5-feet, 11-inches tall. They both were wearing red T-shirts, with one of them having the shirt pulled up around his head. That man was wearing black shorts and white shoes.

The gun was also wrapped in a red bandana.

The victim told police he had frequently seen the two near the gazebo by the library.