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Man robbed while giving ride to 2 strangers

A 61-year-old man was robbed Wednesday night as he gave two strangers a ride in his car, police said.

The man was at Little Joe’s Package Store, 306 Sixth St., when a man and woman approached asking for a ride, said Maj. Julius Graham.

“Initially, he refused, but then he said, ‘OK, come on,’” Graham said.

Once in his car, one of the suspects pulled a weapon and forced him to drive to Lil Kim’s Cove, 101 Fourth St., where they robbed him in the parking lot, Graham said.

The suspects took his watch, cell phone and cash, the major added.

The two suspects ran from the area after the robbery. The man was uninjured, police said.

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