NIAGARA FALLS – Cell phones and cash were reported stolen in several robberies over the Labor Day holiday weekend. In one case two suspects were charged in connection to an armed robbery in daylight.
On Labor Day a 29-year-old Niagara Falls man said he was robbed by three men and a woman who jumped out from behind a bush in the 400 block of 19th Street at 12:30 p.m. He said one man hit him on the head with black handgun and the male suspects took $300 in cash and a pocket knife from him and ran off. He told police that he saw one of the men standing outside of a Ferry Avenue market as he was on his way to cash his paycheck.
Police charged two, Tavon M. Pryor, 20, of 18th Street and Kayshawna R. Johnson, 17, of Jordan Gardens, with first and second-degree robbery, second-degree possession of a weapon and fourth-degree grand larceny.
Another robbery was reported at 4 a.m. Monday in the 1500 block of 13th Street.
A 25-year-old Niagara Falls man told police he was walking when he noticed two men following him. He said they caught up to him and one punched him in the face, knocking off his glasses, while the other went through his pockets and took his cell phone and New York ID card, then both fled.
Just after 9:30 p.m. Sunday an armed robbery was reported in the 1100 block of Elmwood Avenue.
A man and woman said they were walking home from grocery shopping and a man caught up to them near Elmwood Avenue and 13th Street. The victims said the man had wrapped his shirt around his face and was carrying a black handgun, which may have been a BB gun. The suspect demanded the woman’s phone and asked for her phone’s pass code. The suspect was described as nervous and may have been 15 to 16 years old.