ELYRIA — An employee of a furniture company was robbed at gunpoint overnight, according to an Elyria police report.
Bryan C. Heath, 23, who works for Aaron’s, met police at the Speedway at Broad Street and Abbe Road at 11 p.m. He told officers he was waiting outside 525 S. Abbe Road while another employee assembled a piece of furniture when a man approached him with a .22-caliber pistol and told him to empty his pockets.
Heath said his partner was in the P building when he noticed four men standing between the P and R buildings talking and possibly smoking marijuana.
The group included three black males and a white male with a “surfer look,” according to Heath’s account in the police report.
The white male left in a plum-colored vehicle, possibly a 1990 Buick four-door, according to the police report.
About 10 minutes later, one of the remaining men approached him and pulled the gun, telling him “empty your pockets and you will live,” according to the report. Heath told police he turned over his wallet, which contained $20 cash, credit cards and various identification cards.
Heath described the four men as follows:
- A 5-foot-7, 160-pound white male with long hair wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and jeans.
- A 5-foot-8, 170-pound light-skinned black male.
- A 5-foot-9, 180-pound dark-skinned black male with “eyes that popped out away from his head.”
- A black male wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.
At about 11:30 p.m., a man turned Heath’s wallet in to police after he said he found in the area of Middle Avenue and Second Street while he was driving in his work vehicle.
Nothing except the $20 cash was missing, according to the report.
Representatives of Aaron’s would not comment.