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July 10, 2014

Thieves target man's vodka, beer

NEW CASTLE — New Castle police are investigating a report of two men robbing a third man of alcohol downtown.

A man told police he had been carrying two six-packs of beer and a half-gallon of vodka on East Washington Street near the Riverplex around 11:25 a.m. Tuesday. He said he had just bought them from the state liquor store, according to police.

The man said two men pushed him down on the ground, told him they would kill him, then took his alcohol but nothing else.

He told police he had chased the men on foot but lost them under a bridge as they ran toward Neshannock Village.

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