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ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta police are asking residents to be diligent and aware of their surroundings after some people were robbed on the Atlanta Beltline, a popular urban trail for walkers, runners and cyclists.

Authorities say three armed robberies have been reported on a 2.25-mile stretch on the eastern side of the loop since it officially opened Oct. 15.

Atlanta Beltline Chief Operating Officer Lisa Gordon tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that numbered markers were placed every quarter of a mile on the Beltline this week. She said there are also plans to install extra lights and cameras.

Atlanta police say they will receive federal grant money in the spring to hire 15 officers to provide foot and bike patrols along the Beltline and in adjoining parks and neighborhoods.

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