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Police Briefs

Wednesday September 18, 2002

Armed Robbery 

Police are searching for a suspect who robbed two 19-year olds at gunpoint Monday night on the 2800 block of Derby St. One male and one female were walking to the female’s house when a suspect grabbed the female from behind the neck and pointed a black pistol at the male, police said. The female gave the suspect her cell phone and bag. The male victim then took a step toward the suspect at which point the two began a brief struggle. The female yelled for the male to stop fighting. The suspect took the male’s wallet and fled from the scene. The suspect is described as a black male in his mid 20s, 5 feet 9 inches tall with a muscular build. He had a closely cropped fade hairstyle and was wearing a black sweatshirt and baggy blue jeans.  


Assault and Robbery 

An adult male waiting for a bus with groceries early Monday morning was assaulted and robbed on the 2800 block of Shattuck Avenue. According to police the victim was sitting at a bus stop when a suspect sat next to him and proceeded to go through the contents of the bag. When the victim told him that the bag was full of food, the suspect punched him under the eye and demanded his wallet. A second suspect then started punching the victim from behind and took the victim’s walkman from his bag. Both suspects fled from the scene.