Armed Robbery at YSU Fraternity House

By Sam Phillips

Five students were robbed at gunpoint by two men at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house on Pennsylvania Road at about 1:47 a.m. on Friday.

According to a police report, four cell phones, a wallet, and a set of keys were stolen from these students. The suspects fled the scene before police arrived.

No arrests have been made in connection with the robbery, but the Youngstown Police Department has descriptions of the suspects. Both are 17-year-old black males, and one wore a black bandanna on his face. The victims told police they only saw one of the men carrying a revolver.

Two of the SAE fraternity members were on the porch when they were approached by the men, according to the police report. One suspect pulled out his revolver and pointed it at them, allegedly saying, “Give me everything, empty your pockets.”

One victim said he ran upstairs and yelled at the members of the house on the first floor to call the police as he ran. Both suspects followed him in. The armed suspect brandished his revolver and ordered for everyone to empty their pockets.

Although the house has several security cameras, they may not be working due to lightning strikes from a recent storm.

The Jambar will provide more updates as information is released.