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New Year’s Eve gunpoint robbery one of two investigated in Middletown

Published: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 @ 4:51 PM
By: Rick McCrabb - Staff Writer

Thieves stole $3,250 during two recent robberies in Middletown, according to police reports.

A man who lives in the 500 block of Baltimore Street told police that two men robbed him of $2,500 at gunpoint at 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

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He told police that as he was walking to the neighborhood grocery store, two men approached him, pulled out a gun and told him, “Don’t move or I will kill you,” according to the report. As he ran away, he was tackled by the two men and repeatedly punched and kicked, he told police.

During the fight, his jacket was removed, and that’s when he lost the money that was in his wallet, he said.

He ran back to his residence and called police, but no suspects were found.

A Middletown woman also told police that after withdrawing $750 from Fifth Third Bank at Central Avenue and Main Street on Dec. 29, she walked through the parking lot toward the Mid-Pointe Library System. She said two men ran behind her, grabbed her purse and ran away.

When she found her purse a short distance away, the money was missing, she told police.

Police were unable to find any suspects.