A man reported that he was assaulted by two men on Dec. 1, shortly after 6 p.m., at Harrison Ave. and Third St., police said.
The victim gave this account of the incident to police: He said he was walking south on Third St. when he was approached by two men who asked him about the shoes he was carrying. After informing them they were newly purchased, one of the men demanded, “Give me them shoes.”
But he refused and pushed the man in the chest.
At that point, the second man pulled out a small silver automatic handgun and said: “Now run your pockets.”
The victim, holding his shoe box and cellular phone, then assumed a fighting stance and replied: “Let’s fight like men.”
In response, the gunman hit the victim in the mouth with the firearm causing bleeding and swelling and the second man punched the victim in the back of the head.
Both assailants then ran north on Third St. towards Harrison Ave. where the victim lost sight of them.
Nothing was taken from the victim.
The man with the weapon was described as Hispanic, between 20 and 25, 5-foot-10, 170 pounds, with dark brown hair and wearing a black baseball hat and dark colored jeans.
The other man was listed as Hispanic, between 20 and 25, 5-foot- 10, , 200 pounds, with dark brown hair, wearing a beige jacket and blue jeans.
Harrison PD also logged these incidents during the past week:
At 8:45 a.m., police were dispatched to the 500 block of Hamilton St. on a report of a stolen vehicle. The owner’s son told police they just discovered their vehicle was missing and, upon checking their home’s surveillance tape, they found that two males had broken into the driver’s side door of their silver 2002 Chrysler minivan while it was parked in their driveway and, once inside, started the vehicle and drove westbound on Hamilton St. out of the camera frame. One of the thieves appeared to be while with short hair, police said.
Police responded to the 500 block of Cross St. on a report of a lost package. Police said the resident told them that on Nov. 24, he’d ordered a $120 Garmin GPS and was told that it would be shipped to him via UPS and was expected to arrive by Nov. 28. When the resident called UPS to ask about the package, he was told that it was delivered on Nov. 28 and left on his front porch, police said.
A resident in the 100 block of Cross St. reported that a new iPhone valued at $749.99 delivered to her was believed to be stolen from the front steps of her residence. Police said she’d placed the order on Nov. 8 with AT&T but never received the phone and, after checking with AT&T, was advised that delivery was made on Nov. 13.
– Ron Leir