April 21, 2014

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Lorain family robbed at gunpoint outside home

LORAIN — A 25-year-old woman told police she was robbed at gunpoint after three men confronted her while she left a West 21st Street house with family members late Wednesday.

The woman said she, a brother and other relatives had just walked out of a house in the 300 block of West 21st St. about 11:15 p.m. when they were approached by three males, all of whom wore hooded sweatshirts and bandanas.

At that point, the woman’s brother ran off and was chased by two of the men, while a third male stayed behind and pulled out a black revolver and held the group at gunpoint for a few minutes before he ran off.

When questioned later, the woman’s brother, 33, told police one of the two men who chased him also pulled a gun, stuck it in his mouth and ordered him on the ground after threatening to shoot him if he didn’t stop running.

When the brother told the two men he wouldn’t give them anything, one of them hit him in the back of the head with the gun, which the victim described as a silver, small-caliber semi-automatic pistol. After beating the man, the robbers took $17 cash and a set of house keys, reports said.

The man’s sister and a second female relative told police they knew the three suspects by their voices and builds. The sister of the man who was robbed said she was certain one of the men was someone she knew.