DULUTH – Police have a safety warning for community members after they say two people were randomly attacked and robbed downtown on Halloween.
The first attack happened around 11:00 p.m. at the corner of 12th Avenue east and 1st Street.
Police said a man was approached by two men and a woman.
They said one of the men punched the victim and stole his glasses, cell phone and wallet.
He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The other attack happened five minutes later a block away at 12th Avenue east and 2nd Street.
Police said two men punched a man after asking him for a cigarette, stealing his laptop, wallet and cell phone.
The victim did not go to the hospital.
The suspects are described as black men.
One was wearing a stocking cap, the other wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and a bandana.
The third suspect was wearing a dark jacket.
Duluth police are still investigating a third random attack downtown where a woman was held at gunpoint for her purse last week.
No arrests have been made in that case.
If someone tries to rob you, Duluth police advise giving up your property without resisting.
You should also report the crime to the police and try to describe the suspect accurately.
Police said, overall, robberies in Duluth are down 33 percent since this same time last year.