Man assaulted, robbed at La Quinta park

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A 22-year-old La Quinta man says he was assaulted and robbed while walking through a La Quinta park on Tuesday night.

Garrett Harker told police that two men in their teens or 20s approached him at the park, on Westward Ho, as he walked through it on his way home from the gym. Harker said he the suspects brandished a gun and pointed it at him.

“I was considering running away but they had a gun on me and were pointing it at me from about four feet away,” Harker told KESQ.

Harker gave them men his belongings, including a cell phone and car key, and the men fled on foot.

The La Quinta Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance with anyone who may have witnessed this incident. Anyone with info should call the La Quinta Police Department at 760-863-8990.