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Gunman robs teen on North Side



Published: Mon, December 22, 2008 @ 12:04 a.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — A Waynesburg (Pa.) University student said a gunman took his cellphone, earrings and watch early Sunday.

The 19-year-old victim told police he was going to a party on Ohio Avenue about 1:30 a.m. As he approached his friend’s car, which was at the curb in the 1600 block of Stewart Avenue, a man wearing a ski mask emerged and pointed an AK-47 at the man and his friend.

The two fled, but the victim tripped, and when he got up, the gunman pointed the weapon at him and told him to empty his pockets, a police report said.

The victim complied, and the robber then demanded his jewelry. The man surrendered that too and the robber then patted the victim down before running toward Wick Park.


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1isaac45(267 comments)posted 5 years, 9 months ago

an ak-47, running through wick park, great...everybody in by sundown

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2redox(55 comments)posted 5 years, 9 months ago

Wait, Im confused...
1. Was the victim a YSU student as the headline states, or a "Waynesburg (Pa.) University student," as the first line states?
2. If the vehicle the victim was walking towards was on Stewart Ave, that is the East side, not the North side.
3. The suspect ran towards Wick Park? Thats no where near Stewart, but IS near Ohio Ave.

Eh maybe its just me, but this story doesn't make sense.

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3Stan(9923 comments)posted 5 years, 9 months ago

Chrismas is the season for giving. The gunman got the loot and the student got the experience. The moral here? Dont stray too far off campus when the sun sets. After all this is the wild eastern culture of Youngstown.

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4localobserver(13 comments)posted 5 years, 9 months ago

This sounds like a VERY tall tale.....Stewart is on the other side of the railroad tracks from the North side.....1:30 a.m. is the time most people are RETURNING from parties (or should be!) and an AK47? That gun is so big, the robber would have a very hard time carrying it and robbing someone at the same time........this all sounds like the invention of someone stoned.......

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5DoctorGonzo(728 comments)posted 5 years, 9 months ago

Welcome to the mfin'ghetto my man. I bet they don't have guys running around with AK-47s in Waynesburg.
What a lovely story, and ceratinly a selling point for future YSU students.

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6rae(22 comments)posted 5 years, 9 months ago

so is he a YSU student or a Waynesburg University student visiting Yo-town?

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7valleyred(1097 comments)posted 5 years, 9 months ago

HAHA.
Whoever wrote this story could use an English 1550 class at YSU because they failed miserably at writing this.

It's sad we laugh at things like this because over our lifetime's we've grown to accept these things in our area.

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8DRDAVE1965(80 comments)posted 5 years, 9 months ago

I AGREE WITH LOCALOBSERVER

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9ytownsteelman(628 comments)posted 5 years, 8 months ago

It shows an incredible lack of judgement to be out in that part of town at 1:30 am walking alone.

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10aeparish(669 comments)posted 5 years, 8 months ago

It is a lack of judgment. For someone who's familiar with the area and the things that go on around here.

It's possible that it was the kid's first time around here and didn't realize that it really is as bad as the media portrays the area to be (for the most part).

But then again, he could have just been completely wasted like most college-aged students are if they're out at 1:30 in the morning...

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11redox(55 comments)posted 5 years, 8 months ago

Well I see the title of the story has been changed. However, I think it's safe to say most people would agree that a 19 year old person is an adult, not a "teen." Putting the term "teen" in the title is a bit misleading if you ask me.

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12Stan(9923 comments)posted 5 years, 8 months ago

The experience will serve the kid well. He now will not believe the BS in how safe the city is.

The new slogan for Youngstown:

YOUNGSTOWN, TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE!
http://i40.tinypic.com/21n1qix.jpg

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13VINDYAK(1799 comments)posted 5 years, 8 months ago

Ohio has a concealed carry law which allows citizens to legally carry a firearm for self-protection. Unfortunately, many cities and municipalities in the state do not allow its citizens to protect themselves in this manner, so guess where all the predators go at nite...to the cities where the pickings are easy. If our cities would open their laws and allow citizens to protect themselves through training and concealed carry, we would see big declines. In these tough economic times, our public officials have proven they cannot defend us. We are at the mercy of the felons.

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14Stan(9923 comments)posted 5 years, 8 months ago

I dont believe the mayor wants to make waves against the thugs for fear of his own safety. The criminals who are free to do thier thing will graduate to bigger and better scores. Our politicians solution is to get a grant and do a study. Only when crime affects them personally will you see any action. Up until then they will adhere to the old saying,"it's all good".

The mayors slogan should be, when the thugs are arrested,"JOB OR JAIL". No probation when unemployed! Idle time guarantees crime.

YOUNGSTOWN, TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE!
http://i40.tinypic.com/21n1qix.jpg

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15Jane(8 comments)posted 5 years, 8 months ago

The new statistics on crime are out and once again Youngstown has landed in the top five for murder rate. They are at number four following behind only New Orleans, Gary, Indiana, and Camden, NJ. Congratulations.

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16city_resident(513 comments)posted 5 years, 8 months ago

Yes, but this person was robbed, not murdered. Youngstown is at 86 for robbery. Do you know the other 85 cities that precede Youngstown?

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