LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Lafayette police are on the hunt for a mugger who hit a Lafayette man on the head with a gun, then robbed him.
Investigators say it happened around 9 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of 17th and Vinton.
Officers say the victim was walking home when he was approached by a black male who demanded the victim's backpack. When the victim refused, the mugger pulled out a handgun which he used to hit the victim on the head. That's when the victim handed over the bag and the mugger and another man who was in the area took off running north.
Police set up a perimeter soon after but were unable to locate anyone.
The victim, a man in his late 40s, is okay.
The suspect is described as a black man, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds, wearing a dark hoodie over his head. Officers say he's perhaps in his mid 20s and has not shaved in a couple of days or may have a goatee.
If you have any information, you're asked to call Lafayette police or the anonymous WeTip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME.
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