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Cops: Two early a.m. robberies in Freeport

Police are investigating two separate robberies that took place in Freeport early Sunday morning.

The first occurred at 1:40 a.m., when a 56-year-old man, walking on Bedell Street, was held at gunpoint by two men, police said.

The victim told cops that he screamed when he was told to give up some of his belongings. One of the robbers struck him with a black handgun. Both men fled, on foot, southbound on Bedell Street. The victim suffered a contusion, but police say he refused medical attention.

One of the suspects was described as having a medium build, and wearing a black top and black pants. He appeared to be 5-foot-5 and in his late teens. The victim did not describe the second suspect.

Later, after 4 a.m., a 30-year-old man was confronted by two men after returning home on North Long Beach Avenue, police said. The victim gave the suspects his cellphone, and then one of the robbers reached into his pocket and grabbed an unknown amount of money. The robbers then fled on foot, headed south on Long Beach Avenue.

One suspect was described as between 15 and 20 years old, about 5-foot-10 and clad in a black shirt, blue pants, and red and white sneakers. The second man was seen wearing a dark shirt and pants, white sneakers, and appeared to have a medium complexion and brown hair.

The police ask that anyone with information about Sunday's robberies call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS.

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