Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – The City of Syracuse was overrun with a series of violent robbers overnight and police are investigating.
Police do not believe the robberies are connected, particularly since some happened at the same time in different parts of the city.
The first occurred on the city’s North Side after midnight when two men were attacked by four to five others. The incident occurred at Kirkpatrick and North Alvord streets and both men were injured. One man suffered a wound to his mouth caused by his own teeth and the other was cut above his left ear. Their phones and money were stolen during the incident.
Just over an hour later on the 500 block of Greenwood Place, a 25-year-old man was working on a laptop computer on a porch when two men approached him and demanded money. The victim escaped inside, but the pair was able to steal his computer. They were last seen running on Clarendon Street.
Around 2:20 a.m., a 66-year-old woman woke up to find two men and a gun trained on her. She gave the men money from her purse and order her to leave while they took more items from her home on the 500 block of Salt Springs Road.
Finally, around 3:40, a man on the 3600 block of James Street was approached by a pair of men, one of whom was armed with a handgun. The men demanded money from him and the three struggled until the victim was able to escape when his shirt ripped. The victim ran to the East Syracuse Wegmans location where he watched the suspects driving around in a gray Buick. Eventually, they drove back toward Syracuse.
The police believe the James Street incident could be related to another robbery under investigation by the DeWitt Police.