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Published: Monday, 6/9/2008

Lima sees more holdups near convenience stores

LIMA, Ohio City police are reporting a noticeable increase in strong-arm robberies involving groups of young men who accost convenience-store patrons during the overnight hours.

In most of the cases, police said, victims have been walking away from stores in the city s southeast side.

The suspects have engaged them in conversation, then assaulted them, and taken their property.

Anyone with information about these robberies is asked to contact the Lima Police Department, 419-227-4444, or the Lima Crime Stoppers hot line, 419-229-7867.

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