October 23, 2014

Elyria
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Lorain police looking for pair of muggers

LORAIN — Police are looking for two men they say jumped a passerby on West Erie Avenue on Sunday night and used a handgun to steal $540 in cash.

The victim was walking eastbound on the north side of the street near Chris’ Restaurant about 11 p.m. when two males jumped from behind some bushes. One of the males put the victim in a chokehold and pulled him behind the bushes while demanding the contents of his pockets. Another male pulled a handgun out and held it to the victim’s head.

The males stole $540 that was in an envelope in the victim’s pocket and fled.