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Tempe early a.m. robbers strike twice within one-mile range

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Posted: Monday, April 24, 2006 11:51 am | Updated: 3:39 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Robbers took wallets and a purse at gunpoint Sunday during two crimes within a mile of each other in Tempe.

The first robbery took place at 3:35 a.m. at The Village on University, 1655 E. University Drive, near McClintock Drive, police said. A robber pointed a handgun at two men, ages 21 and 22, on a sidewalk inside the apartment complex, and demanded their wallets. The robber is described as a black male in his 20s, 5 feet 7 inches tall, with a thin build. He was wearing a blue jumpsuit and a red bandanna.

The second robbery took place outside a home in the 1000 block of South Butte Avenue, near McClintock Drive and Apache Boulevard. At 3:40 a.m., two men armed with handguns confronted a man and a woman, both age 20, and demanded money, police said. They took the woman’s purse.

Both robbers were described as black males. One was about 6 feet tall with a muscular build and wearing a beanie-type hat. The other was between 6 feet and 6 feet 2 inches tall, with a muscular build, long hair and wearing a bandanna.

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