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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Youngstown police are investigating a series of robberies that occurred Saturday night and into Sunday morning that may have been perpetrated by the same two suspects.

Three robberies were reported in the vicinity of each other, near the north side of the city.

The first reported incident occurred at 210 Broadway Avenue shortly before 11 p.m. A man told police that two suspects approached him while he was standing on his driveway, pulled a gun on him and demanded him to get down on the ground. After complying, the suspects ran through his pockets, taking his wallet, before running off toward Ohio Avenue.

The second reported incident occurred shortly after on Fifth Avenue where a woman said that she was surprised by a man with a gun as she was walking into her home. After demanding her to open her purse, the suspect took off with $17. The victim said that shortly before he disappeared, she noticed another person running with him.

The third reported incident occurred shortly before 2:30 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Ford and Alameda Avenues. A man said he was getting into his car after a party when two men approached him, one of them carrying a gun, and demanded his wallet. The suspects took $80 from the victim before running off.

In all three incidents, both suspects were similarly described as black males wearing all black clothing. One was described as 5'9" and 140 pounds, and the other a bit shorter at 5'6" and 120 pounds; all three victims say that one of the suspects was wearing a cap with a Pittsburgh Steelers emblem.

After the first reported incident, a YSU Text Alert was sent out informing recipients about the robbery; however, YSU police say the message was only sent out due to the proximity of the incident and that no robberies of that nature were reported on the actual campus.
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