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Police probe two robberies



Published: Fri, March 30, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

By John W. Goodwin Jr.

jgoodwin@vindy.com

YOUNGSTOWN

City police are investigating two robberies — including one where the thief apologized to his victims, blaming his actions on hard times.

Police were called to the 1500 block of Bennington Avenue late Wednesday to investigate an aggravated burglary. A 30-year-old resident of the street and her 35-year-old female friend told police a man walked into the East Side house and robbed them.

The women said a light-skinned black man, wearing a dark blue jogging suit with a hooded sweat shirt pulled tight around his head came through an unlocked front door carrying a handgun. The man grabbed one of the women’s purses and dumped it on the floor.

According to the women, the thief said, “ I’m sorry; it’s hard times; where is the money,” as he rifled through the purse looking for valuables.

The women ultimately each gave the armed thief $10 and he ran out the front door, disappearing between nearby houses.

In a separate incident, a South Side man was taken to the hospital for treatment after he was beaten and bitten in a robbery Wednesday.

According to police, the 43-year-old man was walking along Midlothian Boulevard just after 4 p.m. when he was attacked and robbed by a man he knows by name and can identify.

Reports say the thief, a 5-foot-11-inch black male in a red shirt and black pants, assaulted the man, bit him on the shoulder and ran off with the $7 he was carrying in his pants pocket.

The victim was taken to ValleyCare Northside Medical Center for treatment.


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1MaryDinda(2 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

So the robber is facing hard times? So am I and so many others, but this is not acceptable. I was born and raised on the Eastside of Youngstown and the horror stories of these kind were there a long time ago and these must be the offspring? You can speculate why former ex-Mayor Williams fled the area to become Obama's czar. He got tired of dealing with the depressed economy and high crime rate and the empty promises of jobs made by Obama. where is civility and jobs for the area? Run,flee protect yourself like the so-called leaders do. I urge you to contact EX-Mayor Williams and find exactly what
he is and not doing for the area. Nothing! He took your taxpayer salary money and fled!

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