WHITTIER — Two robbers fled empty-handed after trying to rob a man of his iPod on the Greenway Trail Wednesday, police said.
A man was walking on the trail and listening to his iPos near Five Points about 7:15 p.m. when he encountered the would-be robbers, Whittier police Lt. Carlos Solorza said.
“Two suspects approached him from behind and demanded the iPod,” he said.
There was a scuffle over the music player, and the victim fell to the ground, Solorza said. The victim offered is money instead, but the robbers insisted on taking his iPod.
Ultimately, the victim threw a coin pouch containing some money at the men and was able to run away, Solorza said. When he returned later, the coin pouch was still at the scene.
Police described the attackers only as Latino men, one with a thick mustache.