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Police look to ID strong-arm robbery suspects

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Fort Wayne Police have asked for the public's help to identify two suspects in a strong-arm robbery that happened on Fort Wayne's south side last week.

Officers were called just after 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 to an address at 3817 S. Clinton St. on a report of a robbery. There, police found a man bleeding from the face and arms.

The man told police he was cleaning the laundromat after it had closed when a man came in and tried to use a washing machine. The victim told the man the laundromat was closed, and he told police he left angry, according to a police report.

A short time later, the man returned with another man and attacked the victim, the report said. He told police he was put in a "choke hold" by one man as the other rummaged through his pockets and stole his car keys, the report said. The man said the suspects went through his car but nothing appeared to be stolen.

The man said he briefly lost consciousness and when he came to, he called 911 and reported the incident.

Police recovered surveillance footage from the laundromat. On Wednesday, detectives released six images of the men.

Anyone able to identify the two strong arm robbery suspects captured in the surveillance photographs is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 436-7867.

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