Robber knocks victim unconscious near MacArthur Park, police said

Long Beach police are investigating a robbery near MacArthur Park Friday evening where a man was knocked unconscious but not seriously injured, the department said.

Officers responded to a call reporting a robbery at about 7 p.m. in the 1400 block of Cherry Avenue near a bakery in the MacArthur Park area, police said. Upon arrival, police said they discovered a man who had sustained an injury to his head.

Police said that two men had approached the victim and struck him on the head with a “blunt object” and knocked him unconscious. Once he regained consciousness, the victim discovered that his money and cell phone had been stolen, LBPD Lt. Ryan Watson said.

The Long Beach Fire Department was on the scene to treat his injuries, but the victim was not taken to the hospital, police said.

The suspects are still at large and the investigation is ongoing, authorities said.

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