MODESTO — A cotton-candy vendor was assaulted and robbed Tuesday by two men in Modestos airport neighborhood.
The 23-year-old victim was at Canal Street and Kerr Avenue when two men in a mid-1980s blue Toyota pickup with a white stripe pulled up beside him, said Modesto police Lt. Scott Blom.
The men got out of the car and took the long stick the victim hangs cotton candy from. They used it to hit the victim in the face, giving him a bloody nose and multiple abrasions, Blom said.
The suspects took an undisclosed amount of cash from the victim and were last seen leaving in the truck southbound on Kerr.
The victim was treated at the scene by emergency medical personnel.
Police ask anyone with information on this case to call Crime Stoppers at 866-60-CRIME.