Cars Stolen from Newspaper Carriers

Posted on: 8:47 pm, September 13, 2012, by

By Allison Brown, Fox 8 News Reporter

EUCLID — It was a major crimp in an honest day’s work.  Police told Fox 8 News two newspaper carriers had their cars stolen early Thursday morning.  The crimes happened in East Cleveland and Euclid.

The victims made it through the ordeals unharmed, but were shaken up.  They also no longer have the vehicles they use for their jobs.

The first Cleveland Plain Dealer carrier was robbed of his car just after 4:30 a.m. on Ormiston in Euclid.

Euclid Police said that at this point the crime is being treated as a stolen vehicle incident.

The second incident happened at Lakeshore Blvd. near E. 181st.  In that incident Cleveland Police said a woman was forced out of her Toyota Corolla by a man with a gun.  Police say this occurred at 5:40 a.m.

“It breaks my heart to think they are out there trying to make an honest living and then to worry about when I wake up in the morning, am I going to be safe?” said David Eros, an East Cleveland resident.

“The people who are doing this need to be accountable for their actions,” said Sharon Boag, who lives in Euclid.

Police told Fox 8 they are not connecting the crimes, and are still investigating.