Four robbed on Hercules walking path

Three people were hospitalized after they were robbed at gunpoint Thursday night on a walking path near the Hercules High School football field, police said Monday.

The robbery occurred at 10:37 p.m. on the Refugio Valley Road walking path.

Four people were walking along the path when two men came out of the bushes and robbed the group at gunpoint.

Police said the suspects also hit the victims and one fell to the ground. The three victims who were taken to a hospital were released a short time later.

Police are describing one suspect as a man possibly 6 feet tall, with a slender build and wearing black clothing. The other suspect was described in the same way except that he was wearing dark clothing and was carrying a handgun, according to police.

After the robbery, the suspects ran away and may have crossed Refugio Creek and headed toward Redwood Road.

Police said they searched for the suspects with the help of a California Highway Patrol helicopter and a K-9, but were unable to find them.