PASADENA — A man suffered minor injuries Wednesday when he was stabbed by two men during a robbery, police said.
The crime took place about 1:30 p.m. at Fair Oaks Avenue and Penn Street, though the victim did not report it until after seeking medical attention, Pasadena police Lt. Pete Hettema said.
A 28-year-old Pasadena man was approached by two robbers described only as Latino men of about 19 or 20 years old with tattoos, the lieutenant said.
The robbers brandished a small knife and demanded money, he said.
The man “froze up,” during the confrontation, he said, at which point one of the robbers poked him twice with a knife, inflicting small puncture wounds. The men then reached into the man’s pocket and helped themselves to his wallet.
The wounded victim sought his own medical attention and was treated prior to contacting police, officials said.