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Coeur d’Alene police seek five men in robbery

Tue., May 31, 2011, 5:38 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene police detectives are working to identify five men who beat and robbed three teenagers on Tubbs Hill Monday about 8:30 p.m.

The three teenagers reported they were walking onto the hill with the group of five men, one of whom was in his 30s, according to a Coeur d’Alene Police Department news release. The victims said they met the group in a parking lot and one of the victims knew one of the attackers from school.

As the group was walking up the hill, the five men attacked the victims, beat them up, stole money from their wallets and took their cell phones, the news release said.

The attackers said the victims’ phones would be waiting for them at the bottom of the hill and the victims later retrieved the phones. According to the news release, no serious injuries were reported.

The Coeur d’Alene Police Department is investigating the case and asks anyone with information about the robbery to call (208) 769-2363.

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