Handbag sale leads to robbery charges

By Jason Hawk - jhawk@aimmediamidwest.com




The sale of an expensive handbag apparently went wrong in the early morning hours of Sept. 6, leading to felony charges for two Lorain men.

Paul Kilgore, 21, was charged with having weapons under disability, felonious assault, and aggravated robbery.

Alexander Jahnsz, 19, was charged with aggravated robbery.

Amherst police were dispatched at 3:18 a.m. to a Spruce Tree Lane residence for a report of a robbery in progress, according to an incident report.

Police spokesman Lt. Dan Makruski said the buyers and sellers knew each other and were negotiating the sale of a Louis Vuitton-style bag.

At some point, a disagreement arose and Kilgore allegedly struck the resident in the head with a gun, Makruski said.

After a scuffle, Kilgore and Jahnsz ran from the house but were stopped by officers, he said.

The gun was never fired. During the scuffle, one resident was hurt but was not hospitalized, according to Makruski.

Both suspects were taken to the Lorain County Jail.

In an arraignment at Oberlin Municipal Court, Kilgore’s bond was set at $50,000 and Jahnsz’s was set at $10,000.

Jason Hawk can be reached at 440-775-1611 or @EditorHawk on Twitter.



By Jason Hawk