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A couple at an apartment complex in Irvine was forcibly robbed at gunpoint by a man, who fired shots at them before running into the night, police said Sunday.

The suspect approached the couple at the Northwood Place apartments in the 500 block of Hayes Street and forcibly removed jewelry from the couple. He then fired at the victims and fled on foot. No one was injured, said Kim Mohr of the Irvine Police Department.

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Police were sent to the scene just before 11 p.m. Saturday, in response to reports of shots being fired, Mohr said. The pair escaped with no injuries.

The suspect was described as a black man with a thin build, who was last seen wearing a black button-down short.

Irvine police asked anyone with any information regarding the robbery to call them at (949) 724-7000.

–City News Service

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