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Hit from behind, robbed

Register • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Firelands Regional Medical Center staff called police at about 12:30 a.m. and said a wounded robbery victim, 57-year-old Ray Grant, walked into the emergency room.

“The left side of his face was noticed to be swollen and a small cut was also noticed under his left eye,” a Sandusky police report said.

Grant told police he was walking along Buchanan Street when, near Shelby Street, he was hit from behind. When he turned, a suspect struck him in the face with a pistol, the report said.

“He said he went down to the ground and the subjects started kicking him asking ‘where’s your money?’” the report said. “The subjects then started going through his rear pockets.”

The robbers grabbed Grant’s wallet, which contained about $418, as well as few payroll checks. Grant then got back to his feet and ran to his house about 100 feet away.

He shut the door and threw the deadbolt, but that wasn’t enough.

The robbers kicked in the door and resumed their attack, delivering several more blows before fleeing. Grant’s neighbor heard the commotion and found Grant lying on the sidewalk. He picked him up and took him to the hospital.

Grant said the attackers were wearing dark clothes and masks, and at least one of them had a gun. Police found no suspects or evidence at the scene.

The robbery came just three days after a Sandusky man was robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight at Nantucket and First streets on his way home from a local pharmacy. The attacker in that incident was about 5-foot-10 and 220 pounds, with short “dirty blonde” hair. He made off with about $20 in cash.

All three suspects remain at large. Anyone with information can call Sandusky police at 419-627-5863.

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