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SWAT team called in to find Florence robbers
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
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FLORENCE - A 53-year-old Bosnian immigrant was beaten and robbed at a Florence laundry mat early Tuesday, police said.
Janis Ruspic was inside the Turfway Laundry Mat about 2 a.m. when two men came inside. One of the men punched Ruspic in the face, knocking him to the ground.
Then both men began beating Ruspic, police said.
The men then took $15 from Ruspic's pocket and fled. A third man waiting outside and served as a lookout, police said.
Florence Police responded and used a dog to track the attackers to an apartment in the 7200 block of Crown Court. When no one would answer the door, police called in the SWAT team. Detectives obtained a search warrant and entered the apartment.
All three men were found inside.
Abdirashid Mohamud, 22, a resident alien from Somalia, Mushin Ashur, 21, a resident alien from Somalia and Abdifatah Abjullahi, 18, a naturalized citizen from Kenya were all charged with robbery.
They were being held Tuesday in the Boone County Jail.
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