PATERSON, NJ - A city resident was robbed at gunpoint while sitting in front of his home Tuesday night in the north end of the city.

According to Sgt. Dean Barone, a Hispanic male was on his phone in front of his home in the 200 block of 4th Avenue when a 5-foot-8 black male in his 20s wearing a brown hoodie and a half-ski mask walked up to him and pointed a gun at the victim.

The suspect took the man's cash and his phone and fled by foot.

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It was the second armed robbery in the neighborhood in as many nights. 

"There seems to be a pattern developing in that area," Barone said. "It's definitely something we are keeping an eye on."

On Monday night, a woman on 8th Avenue was robbed at gunpoint by two black males in their 20s very near her home in the 100 block of 8th Avenue.