December 19, 2014

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Woman says she was robbed at gunpoint

ELYRIA — A woman told police she was robbed of $500 by a man with a gun who forced his way into her home.

The woman called police at 6:53 p.m. Tuesday to report that she had been robbed at her home on Brunswick Drive. She said she had been followed into a parking lot near her home by a “newer” blue or gray SUV.

The woman said she let her dog out of the vehicle, and she walked into her backyard. The man from the SUV was standing in a neighboring yard by her dog, she said.

The woman said she walked toward her back porch when the man approached her and pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at her head. The man asked her, “where’s the money?” and he forced his way into her home, the woman told police.

According to the woman, she gave the man $40 cash, and when he demanded more money, she gave him an additional $460 that she was keeping for rent. The man then ran out of the back door and into his vehicle, leaving the area, according to a police report.

Police were unable to find the man or the vehicle.

The woman reported in addition to the cash, her blue Rebel flip phone was missing from her home.

She described the suspect as a black male in his mid 20s with a medium skin tone. She said he was approximately 5-feet, 7-inches tall, weighing between 150 and 160 pounds, with short hair and distinctive green eyes with long eyelashes.

The man was last seen wearing an unzipped blue hooded sweatshirt with a blue T-shirt underneath and dark colored jeans that hung below his buttocks, according to the police report.