This article was originally published on GoErie.com on October 22, 2018
Erie police are continuing their investigations of major crimes in the city last week.
No new details were available Monday morning in the death of a man whose body was found Friday in an East Fifth Street duplex.
Also under investigation is the Thursday robbery of a PNC Bank branch by a man wearing a Halloween mask and the early Wednesday rape of a woman who pounded on the door of a West 10th Street residence seeking help.
An autopsy is scheduled Tuesday on the body of the man found dead by a roommate in the living room of a first-floor apartment at 822 E. Fifth St. on Friday afternoon, according to the Erie County Coroner’s Office.
Police called the death “suspicious,” and said there were signs of trauma to the body and foul play.
The victim has not been identified. He is believed to have been in his mid-50s.
A man wearing a skeleton mask walked into the PNC Bank at 3830 Pine Ave. on Thursday and demanded money. He left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The suspect was described as a tall, thin black male wearing a gray sweatshirt and reddish-orange sneakers.
No weapon was shown during the robbery. No one was injured.
A naked 37-year-old woman let into a West 10th Street home Wednesday told police that she had been abducted and raped in a semi-tractor at about 2:30 a.m.
The woman said she had been walking home from the Shell gas station at East Sixth and Parade streets at about 1:30 am. when a man approached her, held a knife to her throat and forced her into the semi cab. She was driven to the area of West 13th and Chestnut streets, where she was raped, police said.