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Lincoln police say two men went up to an 11-year-old boy, called him names and punched him, then took off with his bike Monday night.

Officer Angela Sands said the robbery happened shortly before 9 p.m. in the area of Coddington Avenue and West A Street. The boy had been riding his bike with two friends, ages 8 and 13, when the men approached him, then took off with his purple, 20-inch BMX bike.

A witness called police, who are checking video from the nearby Amigos to see if they can identify the men, believed to be transients.

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