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Juveniles rob four men

Published: Mon, September 30, 2013 @ 12:05 a.m.

Staff report


Four young men told police they were robbed by five or six male juveniles early Sunday as they stood by the back steps of a house at 1625 Fifth Ave. on the city’s North Side.

Although the crime did not occur on its campus, Youngstown State University sent a text alert to the university community that said some of the victims were YSU students.

The victims, all in their 20s, who reside in Youngstown, Pittsburgh and Sharon, Pa., said they saw the juveniles approaching in all-black attire with most of their faces covered, and heard one of them cock a handgun while walking toward the victims at 3:52 a.m.

The robbers demanded the victims turn over all their belongings, taking identification cards and $480 in cash from one victim, $18 from another and cigarettes from a third victim.

The juveniles punched two of the men in their heads several times, with one victim suffering a bloody mouth and several loose teeth, but both men refused medical treatment at the scene.

Police searched for but were unable to locate or identify the suspects, who the victims said fled east on Crandall Avenue.


1southsidedave(5126 comments)posted 2 years ago

at 3:52 a.m., you have to use common sense and stay indoors

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2Westsider(252 comments)posted 2 years ago

This is getting ridiculous. Why should any part of the city be held hostage by thugs? Are the YPD and YSU Police waiting for someone to be killed before they take this seriously? I hope not!

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3Photoman(1081 comments)posted 2 years ago

These thugs are going to make a mistake soon. Then we'll see some mom wailing and everyone standing around telling what a wonderful boy he was. Meanwhile, our government will be telling all legal gun owners we should disarm and be at the mercy of thugs such as these.

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4pulaskifarm(26 comments)posted 2 years ago

Very little good happens at 3 AM........Anywhere!

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5islandgrump(59 comments)posted 2 years ago

Where are the undercover decoy cops. Maybe if a few of these predators are dropped dead in their tracks, the rest may take notice. TAKE BACK OUR NEIGHBORHOODS AND STREETS!!

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6captainpeewee(76 comments)posted 2 years ago

Bet you dollars to donuts that the victims are white liberals , you created this so now deal with it.

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7DwightK(1399 comments)posted 2 years ago

It's stupid kids in the neighborhood. Who else would see these guys behind a house at 4 in the morning? If they didn't hear a car they must have walked which means they live close by. And kids are dumb enough to commit crimes where they live.

Just ask around and see who has new stuff.

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8Dagwood(314 comments)posted 2 years ago

Prison life is too easy and quick anymore. Thugs like this are not scared of the consequences of getting caught. Start turning our prison system, including the overnight county experience, into a Turkish or Thai prison and word will spread fast to the garbage of society.

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9USMC0331(151 comments)posted 2 years ago


I agree 500%. That would be the best thing, however after one of these "poor babies" was smoked there would be an absolute mess. They'd come out of the wood work screaming that the police had no right to do that and that its some sort of entrapment.

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10DSquared(1531 comments)posted 2 years ago

The only answer is to arm yourselves and start smoking these animals. Shoot 'em like dogs and leave 'em in the street!

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