ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A person visiting downtown Albuquerque was nearly robbed at knifepoint Thursday night in front of the Sunshine Theater.
The victim told police he was sitting on the sidewalk when a man later identified as Victor Martinez came up to him and asked if he had a cell phone.
When the victim said, "No," Martinez asked if he had a computer.
That's when Martinez, 25, allegedly pulled out a knife and threatened to hurt the victim if he didn't turn over everything he had.
The victim ran to a nearby restaurant for help, and officers tracked down Martinez a short time later.
After first spitting and hitting officers, Martinez admitted he owed money to people who may be with a drug cartel, according to police.
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