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A man in his 30s landed in the hospital with multiple lacerations after he was attacked with a knife during a mugging in Fresno, police said.
It took place on Fresno Street just south of Belmont Avenue in the parking lot of Taqueria Yarelis.
The victim was heading to his vehicle when he was approached by a man who demanded his phone. The victim was stabbed multiple times with some type of sharp object after he refused to give it up, Lt. Bill Dooley said.
The injured man fell to the ground and the attacker took the phone, a guitar and possibly other items from the victim’s car, Dooley added.
He left the area in a dark-colored SUV.
The victim drove himself to his home and then was taken by family members to Community Regional Medical Center. He was in critical but stable condition.
The attacker was not immediately identified.
The mugging comes one day after another man also was assaulted in downtown Fresno around the same time of day. A man in his 50s was on his way to his car when he was attacked and stabbed. Police said the attacker may have been a homeless man.
Police did not say whether the incidents are related.