TROY — Two men, in unrelated incidents, found themselves assaulted and robbed over the Fourth of July weekend.
Late Friday night or early Saturday morning — the victim was too intoxicated to give a precise time or location — a 21-year-old Green Island man was robbed at knifepoint by two men as he walked north on Third Street, possibly near Van Buren Street.
One of the perpetrators — a black male in his 20s standing over 6 feet tall with gold teeth — grabbed him and put a knife to his face, the victim told police, and demanded whatever belongings he had on him. The victim handed over a small amount of marijuana and $600 in cash, according to a police report.
The man accompanying the attacker was described as a black male, also in his 20s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall. Both men left the scene on foot, and the intoxicated victim did not contact police until Saturday afternoon.
Meanwhile, at about 2:15 p.m. Sunday, a 40-year-old Albany man had just finished using the ATM at Pioneer Savings Bank at 21 Second St. when a man approached and kicked him in the back of the neck, causing him to fall face-down, he told police. The man then continued kicking him in the shoulder while a second perpetrator removed $120 from the victim’s pocket, he told police.
The victim, who was treated at Samaritan Hospital, described the man who attacked him as a roughly 30-year-old, bald black man standing just over 6 feet tall and weighing roughly 200 pounds. He wore a red shirt and white sweatpants, according to a police report.
The man who took his money was described as a shorter black man, standing about 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighing roughly 195 pounds. He was wearing green shorts and green shorts and appeared to be about 25 years of age, the victim told police.