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Police investigate weekend robberies

Published: Tue, January 4, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m.




Police are investigating two robberies that took place in the city over the weekend.

A 54-year-old city man told police he was beaten and robbed of merchandise because he refused to buy cigarettes for two younger men. They could not produce identification to make the purchase themselves at a North Side drugstore.

The man told police he went to the CVS drugstore on Park Avenue at 8 a.m. Sunday to shop for various items. He said two men were arguing with a cashier who refused to sell them cigarettes and cigars without identification. The men asked the victim to make the purchase, but he refused.

The victim said he purchased his items and left the store only to be met by the two young men somewhere near Ford Avenue, where he was beaten and various keys were stolen from him. The victim told police he was beaten because the men were angry with him for not buying their cigarettes and cigars.

The victim was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center for treatment of a bruised temple, bruised left eye and chest pains.

In a separate incident, a 21-year-old city man told police he was driving along Market Street near Williamson Street on Saturday when he was involved in a car accident with a car containing two men. He said he tried to exchange information with the driver, but the passenger began beating him.

The man said he ran away and returned to his car a short time later to discover all of the belongings inside his vehicle were missing.


1michael1757(490 comments)posted 5 years, 6 months ago

A guy refuses to buy cigarette's for under age kid's,& get's beat up & robbed. It take's 2 of em',because one of them ain't got the ball's to do it himself,& the same with the car accident. He try's to do the right thing,& he also get's robbed. What's with these people? I used to be proud to say I was from Youngstown,but not anymore. Now I'm embarrassed to say that. What a shame.

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2starofesther(168 comments)posted 5 years, 6 months ago

That behavior is everywhere ...not just youngstown ohio it is national news More people are turning away from values morals and respect and the Ten Commandments

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3steelwagon(284 comments)posted 5 years, 6 months ago

I agree with Starofesther that these little parasites have no morals and Censoredship makes an excellent point about where most of these crimes take place and part of the reasons why.

An excellent point is also made about deeds.
It's not enough to pray and sit quietly while hopeing you're not the next victim.
Well now is the time to act to protect yourself and you family.

I urge every law abiding citizen to learn how to use a weapon properly,obtain their ccw permit and arm themselves.
How dare these knuckle draggers rob and beat a fellow citizen because he refused to break the law on their behalf.

I'm sure these welfare rats would have robbed the man regardless.
I sit here this morning wishing I had been able to take the victims place.

I assure you there would at the very least be one less subhuman parasidic piece of trash roaming and robbing decent folks and most likely there would be 2 less.

I wouldn't hesitate for even a fraction to open deadly fire once assured no other innocent person would be harmed.
Neither myself or any family memeber will be a silent victim.

We have the right to protect ourselves,our families and our property from this vary type of attack !!!!
The more decent law abiding that arm themselves the better.

The more of these low lives we give a dose of their own deadly medicine to the safer and better off decent,working folks will be !!!
Remember friends God helps those who help themselves.

Blast the trash!!!!!
We'll all be better off for it !!!

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4Photoman(1249 comments)posted 5 years, 6 months ago

Steelwagon, I'm starting to see more and more, "No Guns Allowed", decals on store windows and it makes one wonder what in the hell these folks are thinking. They, like our federal government, are trying to disarm honest folks (and customers) and advertise to the thugs that they're safe to rob as no one inside is likely to be armed. If you shoot one of these animals, current law is likely to side with the perp in both a criminal and in a civil trial of you. Guess we just have to take the chance in that situation, don't we?

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5southsidedave(5199 comments)posted 5 years, 6 months ago

The scum and thug mentality in our society is pervasive

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