A man told Whitehall police he was assaulted and robbed at 4:10 p.m. Jan. 2 in the 4700 block of Kae Avenue.
The man flagged down police at San Jose and Saint Christopher lanes and told officers he was robbed in the parking lot of C. Ray Williams Early Childhood Center, 4737 Kae Ave.
The victim told police three men robbed him and added he knew one of the suspects.
He told police the suspect he knew was driving an SUV at East Main Street and Country Club Drive and that he followed the vehicle because the suspect allegedly owed him $100 for an external hard drive.
The suspect stopped in the parking lot of the school, where another SUV arrived with two men inside, according to reports.
The victim reported the driver of the first SUV opened his car door and punched him in the face, then went back to his car.
One of the other men who had arrived in the second SUV also reportedly struck the victim, then took his cellphone and the keys from his vehicle.
That man kept the cellphone but threw the victim's keys in the parking lot, according to reports.
The victim said he was on his way to the police station to report the incident when he flagged down the officer he saw on the street.
Police interviewed the driver of the first SUV, who told police he did strike the victim, but added the victim followed him because he had stopped providing him with prescription drugs.
The man told police the other two men, whom he did not identify, intervened as they were passing by and had not been summoned.
The victim wants to press robbery charges, according to reports.
In other recent Whitehall police reports:
* Burglaries were reported at 6:10 p.m. Dec. 29 in the 4800 block of Langley Avenue; at 5:15 a.m. Jan. 1 in the 300 block of Maplewood Avenue; at 9:50 p.m. Jan. 1 in the 4400 block of Chandler Drive; at 12:15 p.m. Jan. 2 in the 4100 block of Beechbank Road; and at 3:25 a.m. Jan. 3 in the 800 block of South Hamilton Road.
* Thefts were reported at 11:55 a.m. Dec. 28 in the 300 block of North Hamilton Road; at 9:05 a.m. Dec. 29 in the 900 block of Ross Road; at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 29 in the 900 block of Duke Road; at 5:05 p.m. Dec. 30 in the 800 block of South Hamilton Road; at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 31 in the 3600 block of East Broad Street; and at 6:45 a.m. Jan. 3 in the 900 block of South Hamilton Road.
* An assault was reported at 4:30 a.m. Dec. 29 in the 200 block of Beechtree Road.
* Property destruction was reported at 7:35 p.m. Dec. 27 in the 3600 block of Washburn Street.