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Police investigate potential Bolingbrook, Lockport robbery connection

BOLINGBROOK – The same suspects may have robbed cell phone stores last week in Bolingbrook and Lockport.

"We are looking at the Lockport incident in conjunction with our investigation," Bolingbrook Lt. Mike Rompa said Tuesday.

At 11:54 a.m. Sept. 3, two men came into T-Mobile, 745 E. Boughton Road, and displayed a handgun. According to Rompa, the robbers ordered the employees and customers into the back room, where they demanded cell phones and tablets from the store's safe.

The pair also took the customers' cell phones, cash and a purse before running out the back door, Rompa said.

At 7:45 p.m. Friday, two men came into T-Mobile, 16600 W. 159th St. in Lockport, with a gun and demanded cell phones and tablets.

No one was injured in either robbery. The suspects in both incidents were described as black men in their early 20s. In the Lockport robbery, both men were wearing beige hoodies and are believed to have escaped in a light blue sedan.

Another holdup occurred early Thursday at business in the 1100 block of West Lincoln Highway in Frankfort. At 1:27 a.m., two masked men took cash, cigars and the business telephone, according to Frankfort police. Reports indicate both men were armed with black handguns.

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