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Police: Man robbed hotel, Pokemon players, store for drug money

Richard Allan Lima is charged with four counts of robbery and a count of intimidation in connection a string of robberies in South Bend and Mishawaka that took place on July 17, 2016. (Photo Supplied/St. Joseph County Jail)

A Mishawaka man accused of robbing a hotel, a store and two Pokemon GO players allegedly told police he committed the crimes because he had a drug debt.

Richard Allan Lima is charged with four counts of robbery and a count of intimidation, according to online court records.

Lima is suspected of robbing the Hampton Inn on U.S. 933 at about 4:30 a.m. July 17, our news partners ABC 57 reported.

After that, police say he forced two Pokemon GO players at Battell Park to give him their phones and then robbed the Quick Mart on Main Street in Mishawaka at about 10:30 a.m.

He allegedly threatened to kill all of the victims if they did not give him the money or items he demanded.

Read more about the incidents in the story from ABC 57.

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