Camera catches backpack robbery on Government Square

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Police are searching for two suspects caught on security camera stealing a backpack from a person on Government Square in Downtown Cincinnati.

Police say that at about 3:30 p.m. Monday, two male blacks who appear to be in their early to mid twenties were caught on camera grabbing a victim in a chokehold and then stealing that person's backpack.

The backpack was later recovered on the skywalk, but an iPad that was in the backpack is still missing.

Police describe one suspect as wearing a black hoodie with white stripes at the time of the robbery, along with a black pea coat with a design on the back, blue jeans, and dark gym shoes with white bottoms.

The other suspect is described as wearing large earrings and a mid-length black coat at the time of the robbery, and has a moustache.

If you have any information, please call CrimeStoppers at (513) 352-3040.

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