TribLIVE

| Neighborhoods


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Homestead robbery suspect's trial postponed

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 1:56 a.m.
 

A Homestead man's preliminary hearing on robbery and assault charges has been postponed for a week because he is hospitalized.

Court officials said Rahim Jamel Gene Thomas, 18, was admitted on Tuesday to Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic.

Thomas was scheduled to face Magisterial District Judge Thomas R. Torkowsky in Munhall on Wednesday for a hearing on charges stemming from an April 12 incident.

Thomas and three juveniles, males ages 16 and 17 from Homestead and age 16 from Munhall, are charged with robbery, aggravated assault and conspiracy to commit robbery and inflict serious injury.

Thomas had been free on nonmonetary bond. His hearing has been continued until next Wednesday at 1 p.m.

According to a Munhall police criminal complaint, Thomas and three juveniles assaulted a man, emptied his pockets and then stole two sandwiches the victim had just bought from a nearby Subway restaurant.

The criminal complaint said a borough police officer on patrol saw the victim lying on the sidewalk along Main Street.

The victim said four males, three dressed in black, one in white, all wearing hooded sweatshirts, accosted him then took off toward Farragut Street.

Two were arrested coming out of a yard along Ventura Street, while the other two were found coming out of a nearby cemetery.

Patrick Cloonan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1967, or pcloonan@tribweb.com.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read McKeesport

  1. Lawmakers address education issues
  2. Police seek suspects in violent McKeesport attack
  3. Tractor-trailer mishap knocks out power near Bettis lab
  4. Former Munhall manager’s trial postponed again
  5. South Allegheny High School uses laser tool to enlighten students
  6. S. Allegheny close to tentative support personnel agreement
  7. Officials pledge to monitor Munhall outreach ministry transition facility
  8. Development center expands services to Mon Valley displaced workers, businesses
  9. West Homestead threatens to enforce ordinance on overweight vehicles
  10. Driver hospitalized in 837 crash
  11. North Versailles board recommends Matrazzo for chief