Three teenagers are asking for the public's help to identify the two men who stole their iPhones and some cash near the Portland State University campus.
The teens told FOX 12 that the men pointed a gun toward them on Sunday night while they were walking on a path near Southwest 4th and Market Street.
"They like approached us, sat on the bench, and they look at each other and chuckled," said Richie Rich, 14.
"We got up and started walking away and then they kinda followed us and stopped us," said Bhody Salisbury, 13.
One man pulled out a gun and pointed it at the teens, they said. He told them to hand over their iPhones, phone cases and the cash that was in their pockets, they added. Once the teens complied, the two men ran off within a matter of seconds.
"It was like a moment where your heart drops and you don't really know what to do," Richie said.
"I was scared while it happened, but once it was over... I was not scared," said Bhody. "I was just mad I lost my phone."
The teens described the two men as Hispanic, about 6' tall, and both were in their 20s. One was heavier set and wore a white hooded sweatshirt with a blue line that ran from his shoulders to the middle of his chest, the teens said. The other had a slimmer build and wore a big black jacket, a Portland Trail Blazers hat with a red bill, and red and black Jordan shoes.
The alleged robbery happened just a day after police say a woman was grabbed from behind then robbed while walking on the second floor of Neuberger Hall on the Portland State University campus just a few blocks away.
"I definitely wouldn't want to go walk in Downtown Portland again after this happened," Richie said.
Richie isn't sure if he and his friends were being followed before they were robbed, he said. They just hope the two men who allegedly robbed them will eventually be held responsible for what they did.
"I just want them to get caught, really," said Ricky Powell, 14. "Because what if more people get their phones stolen?"
The three teens were not physically hurt.
There's no indication at this point that the two robberies are related.
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Thursday, July 31 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:57:19 GMT
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