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Four robbed at gunpoint in city school parking lot



Published: Fri, August 17, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



YOUNGSTOWN -- Four young people from Canfield -- ages 20, 16, 16 and 14 -- who had been parked in the main lot of West Elementary School on Connecticut Avenue around 8 p.m. Thursday told police they were robbed at gunpoint.

The suspects, in their late teens or early 20s, took cash, CDs and a cell phone, reports show.

The driver, a 16-year-old East Main Street girl, said the gunman pointed his weapon at the front-seat passenger's head and said: "All of you give up your money."

The two suspects fled on foot.

The driver told police she had pulled into the parking lot to wait for her 20-year-old male passenger's cousin coming from Columbus.

Earlier that day, a woman who lives in the same Indian Run apartment complex as the 20-year-old male passenger, filed an aggravated menacing report with a Mahoning County deputy sheriff. The woman said people visit him at all hours and press her intercom in the middle of the night.

Thursday, the young man shaped his right hand like a gun and pretended he was firing it at her, she said.

The woman told the deputy she fears for her safety.




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