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Police investigating central Lincoln robberies

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A string of assault and robberies in a central Lincoln neighborhood has police on the hunt.

Police say a man is recovering after being assaulted outside his home near 19th and "A" streets.

They say the victim reported a group of four men approached him as he arrived at his home, just after 8:00 p.m. Tuesday night.

The group told the victim they were collecting wallets.

Police say when the male refused to give them his wallet, he was struck on the head with an unknown object.

They say the victim also reported one of the men being armed with a gun.

Police are also investigating a very similar incident, just minutes after, right down the street near 21st and "A" streets.

Police say the victim was walking home from Russ' Market, near 17th and Washington, and was approached by four men.  The victim says the men asked him for a cigarette, and attempted to steal his wallet, but he said they ran off. Police say the group of men got away with nothing.

Two of the men in these cases are described as black males, around 6-feet, and 165 lbs. The other two men are described as unknown races.  Police say all men are believed to be between the ages of 25-30.

At 11 p.m., police say it was a terrifying experience for a pizza delivery man, after he is robbed at gunpoint.

Lincoln police say the delivery driver was attacked after dropping off food near 16th and "D" streets.

They say a man dragged the victim out of his truck, hit him on the head, and pointed a gun at him.

Authorities say that's when the victim handed over his wallet and delivery bag, filled with food.

Police say the victim described this attacker as a black male, around 6–feet tall, 165 pounds, with short dark hair, and wearing a red bandanna over his face.

Police have not yet confirmed if these incidents are related.

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