Busted After Botched R’wood Home Invasion
Joined by two accomplices, a Ridgewood tenant allegedly attacked and unsuccessfully tried to rob his landlord at their home on Monday afternoon, Dec. 8, police reported.
Law enforcement sources said the trouble began at about noon Monday at a residence on Gates Avenue off Fairview Avenue.
According to authorities, 67- year-old Arthur Lohman-who resides at the Gates Avenue location-and two unidentified cohorts rang the doorbell to his male victim’s apartment.
When he opened the door, police said, the three suspects went on the attack, striking him with a glass bottle and their fists. During the attack, sources familiar with the investigation said, the victim recognized Lohman as one of the suspects.
Reportedly, the three perpetrators attempted to tie the victim up, but he managed to fight them off, run into a nearby bedroom and lock the door. The victim then contacted police.
Officers from the 104th Precinct quickly responded to the location. Lohman was caught at the scene, while the two unidentified perpetrators fled in an unknown direction.
Paramedics removed the victim to a local hospital for treatment of injuries not considered life-threatening.
According to police, Lohman was found in possession of $1 in cash allegedly stolen from his landlord’s home.
Officers booked Lohman on robbery and burglary charges; an investigation is ongoing.