New details released on armed burglary incident on Youngstown's east side Monday night
The Youngstown Police are searching for multiple suspects believed to have broken into a house on Youngstown's east side.
According to a police report from YPD, police were dispatched to a home on the 3000 block of Oak Street around 8:41 p.m. in reference to an armed burglary.
Upon arrival, police saw a "tall dark figure of a male" running towards a shed in the back yard. Police say the door appeared to have been forced open and observed broken pieces of the door on the ground.
Police chased the suspects through a wooded area following their voices and a K9 unit was deployed in order to track the suspects down near McKelvey Lake.
Eventually, one of the suspects, later identified as 31-year-old Abass Hussein (pictured below) was located apprehended. He is currently in the Mahoning County Jail and is charged with two counts of aggravated burglary.
Police spoke to the homeowner's wife who told officers that she was sitting on the couch when she heard loud bangs on the door, and by the time she got up, three masked gunmen had made their way into the home.
Police say one of the suspects threatened the woman with a gun and began to give her orders first telling her to put away the dog followed by going upstairs where two out of three of the suspects went with her.
The woman's husband told police one of the gunmen put a gun to the back of his head and struck him with it repeatedly while ordering him to open up his Exodus account, which is a cryptocurrency wallet. Police say no money was taken from here.
Police say the suspects took the male victim's iPhone and a chain.
Furthermore, the male victim told police that he was not home at the start of the incident but a few weeks prior, a woman showed up at his home identifying herself as a census bureau worker and asked if a woman, who the male victim identified as his sister-in-law lived in the home. The male victim told police she does not.
At this time, police have not caught the remaining suspects. At least one of them is considered to be armed and dangerous.