YPD investiging three robberies in small area

Staff report


Three people were robbed at gunpoint late Saturday and early Sunday on Youngstown’s North Side.

In all three of the robberies, the suspects were described at two black teens with black bandannas covering their faces, according to Youngstown Police Department reports. In all three crimes, only one of the two suspects was reported to have a gun. The police have not officially linked the three robberies, but all three occurred within about a mile of one another.

The first occurred around 10:15 p.m. on Broadway near Ohio Avenue. The two suspects told the male victim to get down on the ground and took the man’s wallet before fleeing down Ohio Avenue, according to a report.

The second robbery was at 11:25 p.m. Saturday on Fifth Avenue. A woman was returning home from work and was preparing to open her door when she was approached by two young black males with bandannas covering their faces.

The woman was told to give the suspects money out of her purse. They fled with $17, according to the report.

The last of the three robberies occurred at Ford and Alameda avenues just south of Crandall Park at 2:23 a.m. Sunday.

The victim was walking to his car after attending a party on Redondo Road nearby. As the victim got into his car, he was approached by the two males, one of whom commanded him to get out the car, according to the report. The suspect then took the victim’s wallet out of the vehicle, removed $80 and threw the wallet back inside.

In all three incidents, the two suspects were described as black males between 15 and 20 years old, between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing between 120 and 150 pounds, according to the reports.

The suspects reportedly were wearing dark clothing. According to two of the victims, one of the suspects was wearing a Pittsburgh Steelers skullcap.

The suspects fled on foot in each of the three incidents.

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