published Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Gun pointed at woman and toddler, mace sprayed during laundromat robbery

Two men wanted in East 23rd Street purse snatching

A police official says Chattanooga Police are looking for two men in connection to a robbery that occurred Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Coin Laundry on 1100 E. 23rd St.

According to police, one of the suspects entered the Coin Laundry and sprayed mace into the face of Paco Ramirez, 42, and began going through his pockets.

The second suspect pulled a gun and pointed it at Maria Ramirez, 35, — no relation to Paco Ramirez — who was holding her toddler at the time, and ordered her to give him her purse, police said.

According to police, the suspects were able to get the wallet and purse from their victims before fleeing the scene.

According to police, the first suspect was described as a black male, about 5 feet and eight inches tall, heavily built, had on a dark pull over shirt with dark pants and was wearing a dark blue, red-and-white Atlanta Braves ball cap.

Police said the second suspect was described as a black male, also about 5 feet and eight inches tall, heavily built, wearing a dark shirt with dark pants and sporting a dark hat. Police said the second suspect is slightly shorter than the first one and both are clean shaven and have short hair.

Call Chattanooga Police at 423-698-2525 if you have any information.

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bryseana said...

That's awful. People can't even go to the laundry mat anymore. Chattanooga is out of control with its crime.

September 21, 2011 at 12:16 p.m.

Hmmm no one's gonna comment about racism on this one??

September 21, 2011 at 3:55 p.m.
LibDem said...

Fat boys trying to be big men - and failing.

September 21, 2011 at 5:39 p.m.
ceeweed said...

These cowardly dough-boys are almost as brave as the he-man who dragged the 80 year old lady by her purse strap.

September 21, 2011 at 9:11 p.m.
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