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$1,000 reward offered for information in robbery of North Side store owner



Published: Wed, April 25, 2012 @ 12:10 a.m.
  Grocery store robbery and beating

The Greater Valley Grocery Association, in conjunction with the Wick Park
Neighborhood Committee, is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading
to the capture and conviction of three men who, at gunpoint, robbed and beat
the owner of the Rainbow Red and White Grocery Store.

The Greater Valley Grocery Association, in conjunction with the Wick Park Neighborhood Committee, is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of three men who, at gunpoint, robbed and beat the owner of the Rainbow Red and White Grocery Store.

By John W. Goodwin Jr.

jgoodwin@vindy.com

YOUNGSTOWN

A reward is offered to find the men who beat and robbed a North Side convenience store owner this week.

The Greater Valley Grocery Association, in conjunction with the Wick Park Neighborhood Committee, is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of three men who, at gunpoint, robbed and beat the owner of the Rainbow Red and White Grocery Store.

The Niser family are owners of the Elm Street store.

Video of the robbery and attack, which can be seen at Vindy.com, shows two men — one a tall, thin, dark-skinned black male in a black jacket, black pants and skull cap, and the other a light brown-skinned black male with a full beard and mustache, also wearing a black jacket, black pants and skull cap — walking into the store at 5:38 p.m. Sunday

Both of the men began beating owner Jihad Niser.

A third man came into the store while the beating was taking place and began to steal various items, including a cigar box behind the counter containing cash for the business. A gun was placed to the owner’s head, but no shots were fired.

Majd Niser, a son of Jihad Niser’s, said, “I watched it [the video] with the police and have not watched it since because you grow up looking at your dad as like a Hercules, and then you see these people abusing this almost 60-year-old man. It’s terrible. We are just regular people trying to make a living.”

Jihad Niser received stitches to both sides of his head after the attack.

Majd Niser said his father is getting better but still dealing with the trauma of what took place during the attack.

Detective Sgt. Don Scott called the beating unnecessary and brutal.

“They did not have to beat him the way they beat him. They chose to beat him like that,” he said.

Scott said the department is making headway in the case. Fingerprints believed to be those of the attackers have been recovered from the store and are being sent to the state crime lab.

“It is a slow process, but I believe we will be able to identify these guys,” Scott said. “The best thing they can do is to turn themselves in.”


Comments

1doowoptokidrock(325 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

Typical low life ghetto trash.I hope they get their sentence of a shot to the head.

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2CantStandYa(123 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

There is one solution to violent crime here. Kill everything with a violent crime conviction. Set an example. If you get convicted of causing aggravated bodily harm to someone with a weapon you should be killed.

Eventually people will learn to control themselves.

Yea I know, it'll never happen.

But I guarantee it would work.

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3misterlee(118 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

Cantstandya,
We have the death penalty for murder, so no one ever murders anyone,right?
More violence solves nothing. This is a horrible crime and the perpetrators should be punished severely, but just offing anyone who commits a crime won't fix anything.

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4CantStandYa(123 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

The death penalty is a joke.

It takes 20 years to off those wastes of life.

I mean wild west style - soon as they are convicted just string em up or take em out back and put one behind the eye. You dont see your family, you dont say goodbye, you just go into the ground ASAP.

The problem with the death penalty is it really isnt a death penalty. Make it a real one. I'd be willing to sacrifice a few so called "innocent people" for a quick and effective cure to the crime problem.

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5FifthAve(168 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

For the past year, two or three guys have been terrorizing citizens on the northside and the near eastside. It's about time that someone steps up and catches these idiots with guns. How many people on the northside have to be pistol whipped and robbed before the police step up? Police should call in everyone who has reported a break-in robbery and show them the tape.

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6FifthAve(168 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

For the past year, two or three guys have been terrorizing citizens on the northside and the near eastside. It's about time that someone steps up and catches these idiots with guns. How many people on the northside have to be pistol whipped and robbed before the police step up? Police should call in everyone who has reported a break-in robbery and show them the tape. And how about finger prints? These guys no doubt have criminal records.

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7CongressWatcher(161 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

This kind of violence deters businesses from moving into the city. This is the single biggest reason people move out of the city and are afraid to come back. Plain and simple.

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8greene(167 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

Most of the, "men," were wearing hoodies. Obama is a Muslim.

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9UticaShale(854 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

I'm beginning to learn why Youngstown today is the armpit of Ohio. You people allow this wild wild west to continue.

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10DwightK(1256 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

People know who did this, they're just afraid to talk.

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11Lifes2Short(3877 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

"Detective Sgt. Don Scott called the beating unnecessary and brutal. “They did not have to beat him the way they beat him. They chose to beat him like that,” he said."

These pitiful waste of human DNA are nothing but diseased filled cockroaches. Absolutely NO reason for them to act like savage animals but seems like they are just savage animals. A 60 year old man? Really? Attacked from behind? Gun? Such real tough sissies. Be real men in your life! Bet there mommas are proud of them, and they wonder why there stereotyped. Pitiful.

cantstandya

Agree 100% - Wild wild west days, bring 'em back.

utica

""I'm beginning to learn why Youngstown today is the armpit of Ohio. You people allow this wild wild west to continue.""

Wake up dude, you think this only happens in Youngstown? Climb out from under your rock and get in touch with reality. It's everywhere Skippy.
And if it was up to the people these sissies would be six feet under, but then you know what happens when citizens do that.......

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12CantStandYa(123 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

I am smart enough not to get mixed up in anything where someone thinks I killed someone in cold blood , dumbass.

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13southsidedave(4780 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

Sissy thugs that need guns, try robbing someone without your gun and see how tough you are!

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