Attempted robberies investigated

Published 10:13 pm Monday, April 8, 2013

The Suffolk Police Department is investigating several reports of attempted robberies that occurred on Saturday.

The first occurred around 2:45 a.m., when the owner of a home in the 100 block of Herman Court reported three subjects kicked in the back door and entered the residence, where three victims were.

Two of the suspects entered victims’ bedrooms, and one told the victim to stay in bed, according to city spokeswoman Diana Klink. The suspect then ransacked the closet and demanded money.

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Another suspect met a victim coming out of his bedroom and forced him to the floor with a handgun to the back of his head.

When they discovered there was no money, the three suspects fled the scene in a black vehicle, Klink said.

Another incident was reported at 9:20 a.m. in the 800 block of West Washington Street. The 76-year-old victim said he was stepping off his front porch when he was approached by a black male wearing a gray mask, black gloves, light blue khaki pants and a blue “flight-type” jacket with burgundy stripes.

The suspect told him to “give it up,” and the victim said he didn’t have any money, Klink said. The suspect then pushed the victim on the ground, got onto a gray moped and fled the scene.

The third incident happened about 9 p.m. Officers were called to the 400 block of Kilby Avenue, where the 45-year-old victim reported he was walking home from the store when he walked past a late-model green pickup truck parked on the street. Two black males approached him, pointed a sawed-off shotgun at his face and threatened him with a tire iron, Klink said. A struggle ensued, and the victim was struck in the back. He was taken to the hospital for injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

All the incidents are still under investigation, Klink said. Anyone who has information is asked to call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Callers to Crime Line never have to give their names or appear in court, and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.