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String of armed robberies target Shaker Heights residents

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Posted at 9:22 AM, Apr 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-13 10:18:32-04

Over the last several days, a string of armed robberies hit the neighborhood of Shaker Heights.

On Sunday, two residents were walking in the 2000 block of Kemper Road when three males wearing masks approached them with handguns demanding money. The residents turned over their cell phones to the men before the three robbers fled the area on foot.

An additional two armed robberies took place on Wednesday. The first one occurred at 3:30 p.m. when two residents were approached by an unknown male wearing a red sweatshirt as they were leaving a convenience store in the 3000 block of Lee Road. 

The residents said the man demanded their cell phone and money while displaying a handgun tucked into his jeans.

Hours later at about 10:52 p.m., a resident was walking in the 12000 block of Fairhill Road when a male approached the vehicle and demanded items while waving a handgun.

There have been no arrests made in the robberies. Shaker Heights police are still investigating robberies. They are unsure if they are related.