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August 6, 2013

Man reports attempted robbery

NEW CASTLE — A New Castle man reported to police that two men tried to rob him downtown early Monday morning.

The man called city police from a call box at the police station. He said he was walking home from work at a downtown restaurant around 1:15 a.m. and was approached by the men near a bank on East Washington Street.

He said the men told him they wanted all his money but he told them he only had $2. Then one of them punched him in the jaw.

He said one of the men told him he had a gun, but he never displayed it.

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