Mountain View Voice

News - May 21, 2010

Man beaten, robbed over roommate's debt

A Mountain View man was robbed and beaten in his apartment on Wednesday, May 12, by two men who claimed his former roommate owed them $150, police said.

The victim, 36, found the men waiting in his Fairchild Drive apartment when he entered, Mountain View Police Department spokesman Steve McCoy said. The victim recognized the men as acquaintances of his former roommate, who had moved out of the apartment three days beforehand, McCoy said.

The men told the victim that his roommate owed them $150, McCoy said. The victim told them that his roommate was gone and that he would not give them any money.

The two robbers then started punching and kicking the victim, who was knocked out by one of the blows, McCoy said. When the victim regained consciousness, the robbers were gone and his wallet and jewelry had been taken from the apartment.

The victim reported the robbery at 6 p.m. and was taken to El Camino Hospital to be treated for cuts and bumps on his head, McCoy said.

—Martin Sanchez

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