Thieves attack CMU student in Oakland, steal shoes, wallet
A Carnegie Mellon University student was the victim of a violent robbery over the weekend.
Joe Belobrajdich said he was walking home from a friend’s house Sunday night when he was attacked on Devonshire Street.
Police said he was jumped from behind, his glasses were knocked off and he was knocked to the ground.
“The whole time, I just kind of crouched down. I didn’t want to get kicked in the head and face too much,” Belobrajdich said. “I was just kicked in the head a lot, punched… they forced the keys out of my pocket, and my wallet.”
Belobrajdich said he was able to call 911 from his cellphone after the two men stole his shoes and attempted to steal his pants.
Adam Taylor and Royquaun Howard-Pass were quickly arrested and charged with the crime, police said.