Two 26-year-old men who were sitting outside Top Dog restaurant on Durant Avenue were robbed by gun point early Sunday morning, according to police.

One of the men was sitting inside a car eating a hot dog, and another was standing by the car when four men approached them at 3:05 am., said police. One assailant held a pistol and pointed it at the man standing outside the car. There was a struggle, and the person holding the gun hit the man numerous times, according to UC Berkeley police.

The man in the car got out to help his friend, and was hit in the face with the revolver, said police. The four robbers then took personal items, including a cell phone and credit cards, from the  victim who had been sitting in the car.

The two men who were robbed had injuries to their faces and heads but declined medical attention, said police.

Police only have details on one of the assailants, all of whom were African-American. One of the suspects was described as in his mid-20s, 6”1’ in height, 240 lbs., with heavy dreadlocks. He was wearing a white plaid shirt and dark jeans.

This is the fourth armed robbery in Berkeley in October.

Frances Dinkelspiel, Berkeleyside and CItyside co-founder, is a journalist and author. Her first book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman...