Person robbed twice at Batavia apartment building

By Mary Chappell
Daily Herald correspondent
Updated 6/12/2019 5:27 PM

A person was reportedly robbed twice at a Batavia apartment building early this week, police said.

Police responded June 10 at approximately 8:05 p.m. to a building in the 1200 block of East Wilson Street to reports of a robbery, according to a news release from the Batavia Police Department.


The victim said they were approached by two men in a common area inside the building who demanded money, the release said. The victim was wearing a piece of jewelry that was removed by the two men but recovered at the scene, police said. The victim wasn't injured, according to the release.

The men were described as black men, 23 to 28 years old, according to the release. Police said officers checked the area but couldn't find anyone who matched the description of the suspects.

The following day at approximately 6:31 p.m., an officer was patrolling the same building when they were approached by a citizen who informed them of a robbery that occurred earlier in the day at approximately 12:45 p.m.

The same victim was stopped in a stairwell by two black men who grabbed them and took money from their pocket, the release said. The victim wasn't injured, police said.

One suspect was described as 5-foot-10 and 150 pounds and the other was described as 5-foot-6 and 140 pounds, but no other description was provided, police said.

It's unclear if it was the same offenders in both robberies, the release said. Although the men threatened to harm the victim, no weapons were seen by the victim, police said.

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