Two men robbed at gunpoint

Cellphones, money reported stolen
Dec 20, 2013

Two men said they were robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night shortly after 7 p.m. on East Market Street.

Lebanon police responded to the aggravated robbery call at 506 W. Main Street, where officers spoke with the victims, Carlos Gomez and Ernesto Santiago.

According to police reports, the victims said they were driving down East Market Street looking for an apartment to rent when a black male with a tattoo on his forehead put a gun to the driver’s head, which was Santiago, and told him to stop the vehicle.

Upon stopping, the men said the suspect then entered the vehicle near 400 E. Market Street on the rear passenger side and held the gun to Gomez’s head and demanded for their cell phones and money.

The victims said the suspect then made them move the vehicle into a vacant lot at 211 Ward Street where he took their cell phones and money. 

They said he then got out of the vehicle and fled on foot heading westbound toward the rear parking area of the Market Street School.

The two men then had to drive to 506 W. Main Street to contact police.

According to the report, Det. David Willmore, Lt. Scott Massey and Sgt. Andrew Hawkins arrived on the scene and Willmore was able to get two latent prints from the rear passenger door of the vehicle. The prints were entered into evidence.

According to the report, a T-Mobile Galaxy 2 and iPhone 4 were stolen, along with more than $500.

Gomez’s cell phone was later pinged around 320 and 322 N. Maple Street. Officers attempted to find the phone by knocking on doors and searching the area.

Police are still investigating.

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