Police say the man who forced his way into a home and assaulted two people, one of them a 91 year-old man, with a brick is now in custody. Edward Monroe Street Jr., 31, faces charges of Robbery, Burglary and Aggravated Assault for the attack on Tuesday night. Police say the victims opened their door when Street knocked at their door at 11:20pm, recognizing Street as the son of one of their friends. After a very brief conversation, this suspect forced his way into the East Filbert Street home, striking her multiple times in the head with a brick. He demanded money and asked for the 56 year-old female victim’s credit card. The suspect then took a very small amount of cash, all of $1.50, and then entered the room of the 91 year old male, demanded money and struck him in the head with the brick as well, causing him to lose consciousness.
Both victims were conveyed to the hospital for emergency medical treatment. Responding officers found the brick at the scene, with what appeared to be blood on it.
Investigators discovered Street was wanted on an unrelated Outstanding Bench Warrant for a Probation Violation, as well as an unrelated Warrant for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Street was arrested around 7:30 this morning, after he was spotted in the area of Stevens and East End Avenues. He was also found to be in Possession of Drug Paraphernalia at this time(a hypodermic needle).
The 91 year old male is currently recovering in the hospital from his injuries.