City police look for 2 robbery suspects


Staff report

YOUNGSTOWN

Police are looking for two men who threatened and robbed an 83-year-old man in his North Side home.

Police reports say the two men — both black, appearing to be about 20 years old — came to the elderly man’s Seneca Street home just after 3 p.m. Sunday. A 36-year-old resident also was home at the time of the robbery.

The thieves reportedly knocked on the door and asked to use the phone because their car had broken down.

Reports say the two residents did not open the door because one of the men was wearing a mask and the other had a hoodie on with his head down so that his face could not be seen. The two intruders ultimately forced their way into the house.

Reports say one of the men threatened the homeowner with a crowbar, and both said they were carrying guns, though the homeowners never actually saw a firearm.

The men rifled through the home taking about $600 in cash and a safe containing jewelry, credit cards and personal papers. One of the men searched the 36-year-old resident for his wallet but ran off before actually taking the wallet.

Officers searched the area for the two men using a dog but lost track of them. A witness later told police he saw two men run through his yard and jump into a gray Chevrolet shortly after the robbery took place.

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