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updated: 6/2/2014 3:20 PM

Police seek tip in Arlington Heights robbery

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Arlington Heights police issued a crime alert Monday after a person reported being violently robbed in the parking lot of a restaurant in the 0-99 block of West Algonquin Road Saturday night.

According to the victim, a dark gray minivan pulled up in the parking lot between 9:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday and one of the occupants motioned him to come over.

At that point, multiple people got out of the vehicle, knocked the victim to the ground and kicked him in the head, police said.

The attackers then took the victim's white Apple iPhone valued at $500 and his wallet containing $120 in cash, a debit card and two ID cards, according to a police news release. The robbers then got back in their vehicle and drove away in an unknown direction.

The victim reported the robbery on Sunday.

No information was immediately available about the number or description of the robbers or the age of the victim.

Arlington Heights police have asked that anyone with information about this or any other serious crime in the village submit an anonymous text tip by texting the keyword 847AHPD and a message to 847411(tip411) or call Arlington Heights Crime Stoppers at (847) 590-STOP. Callers are guaranteed anonymity and may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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