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.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read McKeesport

  1. Mon Valley service groups, volunteers prepare early Thanksgiving meals
  2. School bus accident in Pleasant Hills sends 4 to the hospital
  3. Extra expenses encountered for redevelopment project in Duquesne
  4. McKeesport middle school students get taste of crime-scene investigations
  5. Troupe transfers beloved ‘Charlie Brown’ TV special to stage
  6. Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank ramps up for holiday season
  7. North Versailles Township marks return of police K-9 unit
  8. Court-appointed receiver approves pact between Duquesne, teachers union
  9. Tractor-trailer overturns, ruptures gas line in West Mifflin
  10. South Allegheny dress code changes pass despite pleas to hold off
  11. McKeesport plans to hold line on taxes, municipal fees
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.