Police are searching for three men who they say robbed two people Friday night while the victims were playing a popular mobile game in southeast Fresno.
Fresno police Sgt. Mark Hudson said two people were playing “Pokemon Go” near First Street and Belmont Avenue around 12:30 a.m. They told police three men approached them. One of them pulled out a handgun, and the victims gave the men their cellphones and $20 in cash.
The suspects were all described as black men, Hudson said.
The first suspect was described as 20-22, around 5 feet 9 inches and 200 pounds. He has short hair and a muscular build. He was wearing a yellow long-sleeve shirt and light pants.
The second is believed to be 16 or 17, 5 feet 6 inches and 130 pounds. He was wearing a black T-shirt and jean shorts.
The third man was about 5 feet 10 inches and 180-200 pounds. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt and carried a black handgun. No age was given.
After the robbery, the suspects drove off in a 1990s four-door silver or gray Mazda or Toyota sedan.
The Fresno Police Department cautioned the hundreds of people playing “Pokemon Go” in Fresno each night to remain alert while walking around.
The craze has grown immensely popular, with police noting that nearly 3,000 people attended a Pokemon-related event in the Tower District on Saturday without any incidents.