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Suspect arrested after Little Italy robberies

Posted: 8:27 PM, Dec 07, 2015
Updated: 2015-12-07 20:27:07-05

One person has been arrested in connection with a series of robberies — including one of a priest — in Little Italy. 

According to a police spokesperson, a 61-year-old priest was approached by the three men as he walking to his car after leaving a church near East 120th and Mayfield Road Saturday. He sustained hand and face injuries in the attack but refused medical attention.

A second victim who was in the parking lot was also robbed by the three men but was not harmed.

Similar incidents were reported by other victims.

Police said a female victim described the same suspects after her wallet was stolen on Coltman Road. A third victim told police he was robbed on Euclid Avenue and his wallet was also taken.

The suspects were armed with handguns and a rifle, police said.

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