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County police investigating robbery in unincorporated Rich Township

A Cook County Sheriff’s Department SWAT unit responded early Thursday, July 28, following a reported armed robbery in the 3700 block of 192nd Street in unincorporated Rich Township,

According to a sheriff’s department spokesman, the county’s Hostage Barricade Terrorism Team investigated a report that armed suspects were hiding out in a house on that block, located in an area just outside the Flossmoor village limits. The HBT team made its appearance at 1:15 a.m. on Thursday.

No one was found at the vacant home, the spokesman said.

The house is located in an unincorporated area between the village’s Flossmoor Hills and Ballantrae neighborhoods.

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An armed robbery was reported in the unincorporated area at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday. The spokesman said the sheriff’s department is continuing its investigation into that incident.

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