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Crime & Courts

Police search for suspects in DeKalb strong-arm robbery

DeKALB – Police are searching for two suspects in a strong-arm robbery Wednesday at the intersection of West Hillcrest Drive and Greenbrier Road.

The victim told police two black men took the victim’s iPhone by force and headed southwest toward University Village, according to a news release. The robbers didn’t display any weapons. The victim had minor injuries, but declined medical attention.

The victim described both suspects as black men wearing black hooded sweatshirts.​ One wore white shoes and the other had “odd-shaped eyebrows” and wore black shoes, the news release said.

In response to the robbery, police are stepping up foot patrols in the area.

Police ask that the community be aware and report any suspicious behavior directly to the NIU Police at 815-753-1212, DeKalb Police at 815-748-8400 or anonymously at 815-753-8477.

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