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Allentown police investigate 2 armed robberies

Published On: Jul 09 2013 01:44:49 PM EDT

An investigation is underway to find the men who performed two separate robberies in Allentown Monday night.

The first occurred around 10:30 p.m. at 10th and Liberty streets.

A man was approached by three black men in their early 20s.


One of the robbers had a handgun, police said.

The robbers stole the man's cell phone and loose change from his pockets, then fled on foot in an unknown direction.

The victim sustained a minor facial injury.

The second robbery happened around 11:20 p.m. at 10th and Turner streets.

A woman was approached by a man, described as being black or Hispanic.

He was armed with a handgun and took a wallet containing an unknown amount of money from her, police said.

He then fled on food in an unknown direction.