Hampton said he was walking in the area when two suspects in their mid 20s jumped out of a blue SUV. The men were wearing masks and dark hooded sweatshirts, and they both had guns, Hampton said.
A police report said the men were masked, but Hampton later told the Register one of the men appeared to be wearing a motorcycle helmet.
“They put a gun to my head,” he said.
Having cashed his Social Security check earlier in the day, Hampton had on him a wad of cash. The suspects made off with about $400, according to the police report. Officers searched the area but found no vehicle matching the description Hampton provided.
About five hours later, police were dispatched to the corner of Decatur Street and Central Avenue, where witnesses reported seeing a bloodied man.
Officers arrived to find Hampton bleeding from wounds on his face. He told them he was at a West Jefferson Street home when Odell Hollinger, 50, of Sandusky, punched him in the face and took $50 from his shirt pocket, a police report said.
Hampton told officers he chased Hollinger briefly but lost sight of him. Officers went to a West Adams Street home in hopes of finding Hollinger, but instead they found Jemeckia Hammon, 33, of the 1200 block of Chalet Drive, who was wanted on a warrant for failure to appear in court.
After taking Hammon to the Erie County jail, officers processed a robbery charge on Hollinger, who was arrested later in the evening. He remains in the Erie County jail on $20,000 bond.