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EAST CHICAGO — Police on Tuesday released surveillance images of one of two suspects in two armed robberies.

East Chicago police were dispatched at 6:55 a.m. May 26 to a market in the 1600 block of Broadway for a robbery, Lt. Marguerite Wilder said.

Two suspects, one of whom had a gun, robbed the store of $40 and a person outside the store of $216.

Police think the two men were involved in another robbery in the 3900 block of Deal Street, Wilder said.

In the second case, two men with black guns attacked a resident behind his home and robbed him of $400.

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The suspects entered a gray van with scratches on the door and fled.

One of the men was described as about 5 foot 9 and in his mid-20s, with a dark complexion, brown eyes and thin build. The other was described as 5 foot 5 with a medium build and black clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Miguel Pena at 219-391-8318. To remain anonymous, call 219-391-8500.

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Sarah covers crime, federal courts and breaking news for The Times. She joined the paper in 2004 after graduating from Purdue University Calumet.