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Shoes, cellphone and cash stolen in two Joliet Township robberies

JOLIET TOWNSHIP – Police are investigating two Joliet Township robberies.

An out-of-town individual trying to sell a pair of Air Jordan shoes through an Ebay transaction was robbed late Wednesday night.

The armed robbery occurred near the 400 block of Briggs Street in Joliet Township. Police are still looking for two suspects, Will County Sheriff's Deputy Ken Kaupas said.

Kaupas said the seller traveled to Joliet to sell the shoes and finish a deal made on Ebay.

He met a buyer who took him to another area to meet a second person. One of the suspects showed a gun, and the seller was robbed by both suspects.

"We're following up on some leads," Kaupas said. "The sheriff's office is asking anyone with information to contact the office with any information, or report it online."

Police had previously responded to another armed robbery Tuesday night around the same area in east Joliet, Kaupas said.

In that incident, a woman was getting out of her car when when the suspect confronted her and implied having a gun. The suspect stole her cell phone and an undisclosed amount of cash.

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