Police: Suspect used knife to demand $10 from victim in apartment robbery

Oxford police were called to a residence in the 300 block of South Locust Street April 28 on a report of a robbery in which an intruder demanded $10 from the victim and threatened him with a knife, according to a police report. The report was made at 8:08 p.m. that evening.

The victim said he thought he had opened the door to someone he knew but it was someone else who entered the apartment “like he owned the place” and demanded $10 he said the victim owed him. He provided a name to the officer but the suspect was not identified in the report because no charge had yet been filed.

The victim said the man came toward him and punched him and he punched the man in return and a fight ensued. The man took out a pocket knife and made several movements as if to stab him but the victim ran from the apartment and called police.

The uncharged suspect took a shirt and a pair of socks from the apartment and used the knife to cut open a black bag owned by another person, who reported items taken from the bag.

The victim said he did not want to press charges against the suspect but said he wanted the return of a pair of beard clippers the man had taken. He refused several times to press charges but said he only wanted the beard clippers back and for the man to stay away from the residence.

He identified the intruder from a photo shown to him by the officer.

The officer told him the suspect would be found and charged. Charges were to be filed for aggravated robbery.

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