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South Side couple robbed, terrorized in home invasion



Published: Thu, September 8, 2011 @ 10:42 a.m.

YOUNGSTOWN

Police are looking for three men who kicked in the door to a South Side home then robbed and terrorized the couple living there.

According to police the men, all described as black males in their mid to late twenties with “doo rags” over their faces, kicked in the side door to the North Garland Avenue home late Wednesday night. The 38-year-old man and 29-year-old woman living at the house tried to hide in an upstairs bedroom.

Reports say the men forced their way into the bedroom, knocked the man to the floor, then struck the female several times forcing her to the floor. One man held the couple at gunpoint demanding marijuana and money while the other two men searched the house.

Reports say the man handed over a lock box containing $3,500 he received from a student loan check to attend Youngstown State University.

Police found the house completely ransacked and a damaged firearm believed to have been left behind by the thieves.


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