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Jaw-dropping violent armed robbery in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood caught on camera

Posted at 6:09 AM, Apr 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-25 18:27:09-04

A brazen and violent armed robbery in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood was caught on camera.

Police are looking for two men who allegedly robbed a man outside his apartment complex on West 10th Street and Thurman Avenue.

The suspects ordered the victim to get on the ground at gunpoint. According to the police report, one man was armed with a 9mm handgun and the other had what appeared to be a small semi-automatic rifle.

When the victim didn't get down on the ground right away, the two men fired off shots, one landing near his feet and another near his head.

Police later collected a 9mm shell casing and a .22 LR shell casing from the scene. 

The two men got away with the victim's phone, credit cards, keys and cash.

The owner of the nearby apartment complex whose security camera caught the whole thing on camera was outraged.

"It angers me, completely angers me because I want these people caught."

No arrests have been made.

According to the Tremont West Development Corporation, about eight aggravated robberies were committed between January and March of this year.

The Tremont West Development Corporation sent the following sent regarding this most recent incident:

We are beyond concerned about the incident that happened on Monday night. The actions of the criminals are reprehensible and we are working with the Second District and the Councilman’s office to identify and catch the criminals. We will keep the community updated with information as we receive it. When the perpetrators are caught and go to court, we will work with the community and the courts to make sure the punishment reflects the heinous nature of the crime.

The corporation emphasized the importance of community when crimes like these take place, calling Tremont a "strong and proud neighborhood" where these types of crimes will not be tolerated.

Anyone in the community looking to get involved can attend one of the upcoming meetings:

  • May 8th: District Community Relations Committee meeting at Applewood Centers on West 25th at 7 p.m. The second district and prosecutor's office will give an update.
  • May 15th: Tremont, Duck Island, Irishtown Bend and Ohio City Community Safety Meeting at Forest City Brewery from 6-8 p.m. Hear an update on safety issues, share concerns and have a discussion with the councilman regarding neighborhood safety.