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January 27, 2013

Two victims report early morning robbery

Suspects allegedly used a short-barreled shotgun

MANKATO — Two men walking home at 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning reported they were robbed at gunpoint by two other males.

The victims told police they were in the area of Birchwood Street and Dillon and Floral avenues when two males asked to use a cell phone. After providing the strangers with a cell phone to use, one of the suspects allegedly displayed what appeared to be a short-barreled shotgun, the victims reported.

The suspects left in a dark car, which possibly had four doors, after taking the victims' wallets and cell phones, a Mankato Department of Public Safety report said. No one was injured.

The two suspects were described as being black, younger, clean shaven with thin builds. One was wearing a dark blue "puffy" style winter coat with a hood. The other was wearing a tan or white zippered sweatshirt with a hood. One of the suspects was about 5'5" and the other was about 5'11". Both were wearing blue jeans.

Anyone with information is being asked to call public safety at 507-387-8780.

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