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Cairo Police are investigating two separate strong arm robberies of men walking in Northeast Cairo over the weekend. In both cases, the victims were Hispanic and the suspects were black.
The first incident happened at 8:30 p.m. Saturday on 10th Avenue N.E. The victim told police that he was standing outside when four males approached and started hitting him in the face. After he fell to the ground, the men started kicking him all over, then took cash from his pocket and ran away.
Police noted injuries visible on the complainant’s face.
The victim described the suspects as teenagers, approximately 18 years old, wearing jeans and black shirts.
The next evening at 6:30 p.m., two men walking towards a convenience store were near the intersection of Fifth Street N.E. and Ninth Avenue N.E. when two other young males knocked them down and began kicking them repeatedly while demanding their money and wallets.
Through an interpreter, the victims told Cairo Police that neighbors came to their aid when they yelled for help. The two suspects fled the scene on foot without getting any of the victim’s property.
The suspects were described as tall, young black males with longer hair, possibly dreadlocks. The victims were able to describe the clothing of only one suspect as black shorts and a white t-shirt.
Police searched the area without success for the suspects.
Both cases are being investigated by Cairo Police investigator, Tyron Griffin. Anyone with information that could assist police are asked to call (229) 378-3096.