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Multiple Runners Robbed In Baltimore

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Aug. 13, 2013
  • Updated Aug. 13, 2013 at 9:38 AM UTC

Two groups prowled the streets last Friday morning looking for victims.

Some tough times for Baltimore-area runners as Fox News is reporting that a group of criminals targeted several of them last Friday.

Apparently, a group of men stole a Chevy Tahoe in Waverly — north of the city — and then joined up with another group that began looking for victims to rob.

The first person to fall prey was a man running at 6 a.m. The assailants allegedly exited a black sedan threw him to the ground. The man got up and tried to run away when the stolen white truck drove around the corner and more assailants exited. The man says he was punched in the face and his iPhone was stolen.

The next victim was a woman who was running in front of the Cathedral of St. Mary. The assailants allegedly wrestled pepper spray from her hands and threatened to kill her.

Finally, a little over an hour after that incident, one more runner was assaulted in the northeast section of the city.

No suspects have been apprehended.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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