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Robberies increasing in Baltimore amid broader surge in violence

Robberies increasing in Baltimore amid broader surge in violence

Jordan Black had just left work at the downtown Hilton hotel and was walking home to Camden Crossing late Wednesday, when he felt a hand grab him from behind. "He grabbed my shirt and then turned me into his punch," the 25-year-old said, recalling the way the mugging began. "Two other guys jumped in and just whaled on me for a little bit, and I kind of went to the ground for defensive measures just to block. And that's when they started kicking." A few months earlier, 26-year-old Ezra Winter experienced a similar, "well-rehearsed" robbery in Mount Vernon. "As soon as the guy was next to me, I knew what was going on, but they were good," he...

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