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Police: 3 pedestrian robberies within 2 hours

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Police responded to three pedestrian robberies late Sunday night and early Monday morning within two hours and four miles of each other.

Officers first responded to reports of an armed pedestrian robbery at 10:24 p.m. Sunday at Northeast 36th and Grand Place in the Grant Park neighborhood.

The victim said a group of three teens took his backpack. He said one of them had a gun.

Some of the victim's stolen property was found by officers at Northeast 37th and Knott Street.

At 11:30 p.m., police responded to a similar situation at Southeast 20th and Oak Street in the East Buckman neighborhood.

A woman said the suspects surrounded her and one pulled out what she believed was a gun.

She gave them her phone and purse and they took off.

At 12:17 a.m., two people said they were walking near Northeast 33rd and Holman Street when a group approached them.

The victims said one of the suspects had a gun and they got away with an iPhone and a purse.

In each case the suspects are described as black males, between the ages of teenagers to men in their early 20s.

One victim said one of the suspects had chin-length braids or dreads in his hair.

Detectives are looking into each case for possible connections. At this point, however, there is no definitive information to link them together.

If you know anything about these cases, call 503-823-0464 or email Dan.McGetrick@PortlandOregon.gov.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 in this case.

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