Peoria woman robbed by man with box cutter

By WEEK Reporter

Peoria woman robbed by man with box cutter

August 16, 2013 Updated Aug 16, 2013 at 11:51 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- A Peoria woman said she was robbed by a man with a box cutter in her apartment on Wednesday.

Police spoke to the 28-year-old victim, who said that the suspect knocked on the door of her apartment at 117 E. Thrush Ave. at approximately 7:45 pm.

The victim said the suspect, who she identified as Robert Ateman, 31, entered the apartment and started begging the other people in the room for money.

The victim said that Ateman started going through her pockets and put a box cutter to her throat. He took her phone and wallet from her pockets and left the apartment.

The suspect was last seen entering a brown and tan station wagon on Peoria Ave. and fleeing the scene.

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