A robbery of a man on the Sacramento River Trail last week turned out to be much more complicated than it first appeared. Just before One O’clock Tuesday afternoon Redding Police were called to the end of Traveled Way, which dead ends in a parking lot to the east of North Market Street. 79-year-old Robert Seago said he had been walking in the area when a man confronted him and threatened him with a box cutter razor knife, demanding his wallet. Seago said he pulled out his wallet to show to the man and there was a struggle during which Seago was knocked to the ground and kicked in the ribs several times. The man then got Seago’s wallet from him and left. On Wednesday during a follow-up interview Seago admitted that he had been in that same area on Monday and had seen the suspect, and returned Tuesday to solicit a sex act for money. After the act was performed the two argued about payment and the suspect demanded Seago’s wallet, eventually taking it by force and battering Seago. There was no weapon. The man was described as olive-skinned, possibly middle eastern, about 5-foot-10 with a slim build. Police say that area is known as a hangout for gay men soliciting sex, and they conduct occasional sting operations there. The case is being investigated as a robbery and elder abuse.