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MIDTOWN MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

Memphis Police are ramping up patrols in the Overton Park area of Midtown Memphis after a series of robberies have taken place.

Police say the latest robbery happened to a man who was jogging on the trail inside the wooded area, when he was jumped by two suspects.

After beating up the victim, police say the pair of thieves took his cellphone and ran through the woods.

Police said there have been eight such robberies in the area. Three suspects have been arrested, but the investigation continues.

Police are warning joggers and others to be aware of their surroundings in the park and to run or walk with at least one other person.

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