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Cell phone taken from man who offered robbers soda, police say

By Fred Cilurso, Assignment Editor, FCilurso@wfmz.com
Published On: May 10 2014 07:59:07 AM CDT
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

A man walking in the 1500 block of South 4th Street in Allentown late Friday night may have thought he was doing a good deed. But in return he was beaten and robbed, according to police.

Interim Assistant Chief Glen Dorney of Allentown Police said the man was passing by three other males while walking near the K-Mart store. According to Dorney, the victim offered to buy sodas for the three men. The men declined the offer, instead choosing to assault the victim and take his cell phone.

The three men then fled the scene. Dorney said the victim suffered minor injuries. Dorney said detectives are investigating, but right now they don't have a detailed description of the three males.