Hit from behind, robbed

Police scour streets for suspects who pistol-whipped Sandusky man Wednesday morning outside his Buchanan Street home.
May 9, 2013

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.


The Answer Person

and not one person called 911...


Not that it's a crime, but I have to wonder....why was he carrying over 400.00 in his wallet while on his walk? It's not illegal - I know. It's just strange.


maybe he cashed his check and was on his way home?


Strange to have money in your wallet? But then again, 400 bucks is a lot cash maybe he's dealing, huh? Give it a rest!


drivethrus and bars cash paychecks


Truth or Dare is right. You don't need a CCW to own a gun, and you don't need a CCW to use it to defend yourself in your own home.

Meanwhile, The Bizness has every right NOT to exercise his/her Second Amendment rights. If he chooses to be largely defenseless in his own home, that's his choice. If he's fortunate, he'll never find out whether that was a good choice or a bad one — and even with crime on the upswing, chances are reasonably good he WON'T be victimized. I'm just not one to take even the smallest chance, but again, that's a personal decision.

That brings to mind the old joke about tattoos: What's the difference between people with tattoos and people without them? People WITH tattoos don't care that you don't have any! Turns out the same thing's true where firearms are concerned.

I do agree, though, that a handy dandy shotgun would have come in pretty handy when three thugs broke down the door to see what more they could get from their victim! Maybe if home invasions proved to be a capital crime more often, we'd see fewer home invasions...

The Bizness

Well said Sammie A


That was an awful joke.
Did you just make that up?


Nope. Unfortunately, heard it for the first time years ago when I got my first tattoo.


I've met plenty of people WITH them who care, just like there are some small towns down south that legislate mandatory gun ownership. Generalizations about one side of an issue are problematic.


Sounds suspicious.

Kottage Kat

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i will keep my guns and hopefully i will never have to use them. but i would rather be able to protect myself if the need arises. everyone has a choice and this happens to be mine.


Do you people REALLY think it went down just like it is stated? I wonder WHY he did not have a gun! NOT!


Just by knowing Ray im quite shore this did not go down as reported.


I bet that old man wish he spent some time with a krav maga or hapkido instructor after that! haha! Take a gun away from most people and they will wet their pants. Most people shouldn't be able to own a gun in my opinion.