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LAKE RONKONKOMA, N.Y. — Police on Long Island are investigating an armed robbery in which they say a cellphone was stolen from a man playing the popular “Pokemon Go” game on his smartphone.

Suffolk County police say the 19-year-old man was walking in Lake Ronkonkoma while playing the game Wednesday evening when a car with at least three people pulled up alongside him.

Police say one of the passengers told the victim to give him his cellphone. When the victim hesitated, another passenger showed him a gun and demanded the phone. The victim then handed over the phone and took off.

No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.

Police across the country are urging Pokemon players to use caution and always pay attention to their surroundings.

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