Monday, June 06, 1977

A Cincinnati Basketball Star is Held In the Robbery of Decoy Policeman

A freshman star guard for the nationally ranked University of Cincinnati basketball team was arraigned in Queens yesterday on charges of robbing a decoy policeman who was disguised as an old man. The basketball player, Eddie Lee, 18 years old, of Jamaica Queens and 5 other youths allegedly approached the decoy at 160th St near Liberty Ave in J. Saturday night after the C. Bearcats had lost to Rutgers at MSG- a game in which Mr Lee had scored 15 points.

According to Mrs. Lee, her son and four friends had just left a subway and were returning home when they saw the decoy, thought that he was ill and asked if they could help. A sixth person, who they did not know and whom they had noticed walking behind them-the youth who was not caught-was “the person that did it,” Mrs Lee asserted.

Excerpt from New York Times

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