I was mugged on W.10th Street and Fairfield after leaving Southside around 2 a.m. Thursday morning. Two individuals were approaching me on the sidewalk of W. 10th, and I turned down a driveway behind a house thinking they would think I entered the house. However, they came down the driveway showed me a gun and ordered me to turn around. They put a gun to my head and told me to lay down or they would kill me. They took my phone, keys, wallet and Forest City Portage messenger bag.
The only description I have of the individuals is that they were black, slender, wearing hooded sweatshirts and approximately 6 feet tall. They were maybe late teens or early twenties.
I returned to Southside where it was locked for the evening, but employees let me return inside where I made a phone call to police. They came and I filed a report with them.
I currently work at Greenhouse Tavern, but recently lost my job 7 weeks ago at IBM where I worked in business development. I'm originally from Avon Lake, and attended St. Edward High School and Miami University. I've been living in the city of Cleveland for 5 years and never felt unsafe before. I've always been an advocate of the city and previously volunteered hours for Destination Cleveland in the visitor center. I hope to continue to be an ambassador of Cleveland as a place to live, work and visit.
I believe the Cleveland Police Department will find the suspects, but I am concerned that the detectives and Cuyahoga County Sheriffs are not utilizing all the means possible to locate and prosecute the suspects in these ongoing attacks. I would gladly authorize with Verizon and Key Bank to notify Cleveland Police with any fraudulent activity on my accounts to capture the suspects.