On Tuesday, police arrested two men who allegedly robbed three victims on Monday using a box cutter as a weapon. Police also recovered the stolen property.

The first victim, a 43-year-old man, was robbed shortly after 10 p.m. at 15th and Dolores when one of the suspects allegedly threatened him with a box cutter, according to the police report.

After a short struggle, the first suspect succeeded in wrestling a cell phone, backpack and iPod from the victim and then got into a red four-door Cadillac driven by the second suspect.

The victim had a minor cut on his neck but refused transport to a local hospital, according to police.

A half-hour later, at the corner of 19th and Noe, the first suspect approached a 54-year-old man from behind and held the box cutter to his throat.

After taking the man’s backpack, the first suspect fled on foot, leaving his victim with a minor laceration to the right ear.

Six minutes later, the men robbed a 36-year-old female at 20th and Dolores.

The victim was walking when one of the suspects grabbed her by the throat and began choking her while he wrestled the purse from her hands. He then ran toward the same red Cadillac driven by his partner.

After the third robbery, police from Mission Station located the vehicle a few blocks from the scene. After a short pursuit, they arrested the two men, 23 and 21, and recovered the stolen property.

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