Youngstown police investigating home invasion, robbery on West Side

YOUNGSTOWN — Police continue investigating a home invasion and robbery where a man, woman and 4-year-old child were held at gunpoint on the city’s West Side.

According to police, a 40-year-old Hartzell Avenue man was leaving his home to go to a nearby store Friday when he was pushed back inside by three armed men wearing bandannas and safety goggles. The men held guns on the man, his girlfriend and their 4-year-old child while demanding money.

Reports say the man handed the thieves $60, but the trio went through the girlfriend’s purse and took $1,200. The men threatened to kill the victims if police were called before running off. The incident was not reported to police until Monday.

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