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Published: Tuesday, 9/2/2014 - Updated: 1 month ago

Two armed robberies reported within blocks, minutes of each other in South Toledo

BLADE STAFF

Within blocks and minutes of one another, two armed robberies were reported in South Toledo early Monday morning.

Police were first dispatched to the 1000 block of Western Avenue at 3:35 a.m. The victim, Humberto Torres, told police he was robbed at gunpoint by two teenage boys. The suspects pointed a gun at the victim, punched him in the head, and took his money, according to an incident report. While police were looking for suspects, officers were flagged down by Kenneth Lesinski who told police he was robbed at gunpoint at South Avenue and Stebbins Street. They took the victim’s cash and cell phone, according to an incident report.

Each victim described the suspects as black teenage boys; Mr. Torres said one was between 5 feet, 6 inches tall and 5 feet, 8 inches tall with short hair; the other was between 5 feet, 9 inches tall and 5 feet, 11 inches tall, with an afro and an “athletic build.”

Police ask that anyone with information call Crime Stoppers at 419-255-1111.



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