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Police Warn Citizens After Several Armed Robberies on Popular Trail

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    Dallas police are warning people who use the Katy Trail to be vigilant after four reports of armed robberies in recent weeks.

    All four robberies occurred between Oct. 21 and Nov. 7 and between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

    Each of the victims said they were confronted by two or three young men. A detailed description was not provided.

    The men threatened their victims at knifepoint and stole cell phones and other items before running away.

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    It's a risk Kash Cummings says he's been cognizant of while using the trail to train for Dallas's Turkey Trot. 

    “I don’t carry a lot of valuables with me. I don’t run with my phone or watch. I mean I’ve got my watch on, but that’s it. I try to keep an eye on people around me and try to make sure nothing crazy’s going on," said Cummings.

    Police are encouraging everyone to be aware of their surroundings when walking or exercising alone and always say something if you see something.

    Bradley Ferst lives just off of the trail and walks it three times each day with his dog. 

    “A few years ago at that end of the trail, near the American Airlines Center, there were several robberies and they were in the daytime," said Ferst.

    In that case, those responsible were caught. He hopes it will happen sooner rather than later this time around.

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