Two charged with rob­bing man of cash, beer and mar­i­juana

The Morning Call (Sunday) - - NEWS - — Peter Hall

Two Al­len­town men are charged with felony armed rob­bery af­ter a Fri­day af­ter­noon hold up when they al­legedly stole cash, med­i­cal mar­i­juana and beer from an ac­quain­tance.

Ken­neth A. Lind­strom, 18, of the 500 block of S. Eighth Street and Shakim S. Cox, 19, of the 700 block of St. John Street are both charged with armed rob­bery, theft and simple as­sault, ac­cord­ing to court records. Cox was also charged with con­spir­acy. Both were sent to Le­high County Jail un­der $50,000 bail.

Ac­cord­ing to an af­fi­davit filed in district court, po­lice were called to in­ves­ti­gate an armed rob­bery just be­fore 4 p.m. The vic­tim suf­fered fa­cial in­juries and was taken to St. Luke’s Hospi­tal Allen town for treat­ment.

The man told po­lice he left a bar in the 700 block of S. Eighth St and was walk­ing to his home car­ry­ing Corona beer. Near Pittston Street and South Delaware Street some­one hit him in the back of the head with a gun. Po­lice re­cov­ered what ap­peared to be a cylin­der from a re­volver at the scene, court records say.

Although the al­leged at­tacker was wear­ing a ski mask with only his eyes vis­i­ble, the man told po­lice he knew it was Lind­strom be­cause he has known him for some time and rec­og­nized his voice. Lind­strom told the man to empty his pock­ets and hit him again with the gun, court records say.

The man told po­lice two other men also at­tacked him. He iden­ti­fied one of them as Cox, whom he also knows, court records say.

The man told po­lice his at­tack­ers stole two cell­phones, $82 in cash, his med­i­cal mar­i­juana card, med­i­cal mar­i­juana and the beer, court records say.

Po­lice ar­rested Lind­strom at his home near the scene. Of­fi­cer stopped Cox as he walked past and found him with a black ski mask. A search of Cox’s back­pack re­vealed three bot­tles of Corona, the court records say.

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