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Two Robbed While Cashing Checks In Concord Monday Night

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Two people were robbed at gunpoint in Concord on Monday night, police said. Officers responded just after 10 p.m. to a report of a robbery that had just occurred at the intersection of Toyon and Oakmead drives, Concord police Cpl. Christopher Blakely said. Blakely said a boyfriend and girlfriend went to cash checks at a market in the area and as they were walking away, two men approached them from behind. The male victim told police one of the suspects pressed an object that felt like a handgun to the side of his ribcage, Blakely said. The man demanded the victim’s money and he complied. After taking money from the male victim, the suspect turned to the female and demanded her money as well, Blakely said. She also complied and the two suspects then took off running. The victims walked toward Monument Boulevard, where they able to call police, according to Blakely. The suspects were described as two men in their 30s of medium height and build.

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