Christmas Night Aggravated Robbery (X2), LIVINGSTON, December 27, 2016 - At approximately 7:15 pm on December 25, 2016, officers with the Livingston Police Department were dispatched to the 200 Block of East Church in reference to a male subject who was bleeding and appeared to be beaten up. Upon arrival, officers identified the male subject as Steven Gariffo (28) of Livingston. Gariffo stated to Officers that he had been a victim of Robbery by a co-worker whom he had worked the day with. Officers were advised by Gariffo that moments earlier he was approached by his co worker who attempted to take his wallet. A fight broke out when Gariffo defended himself. After the altercation Gariffo realized that he had been stabbed with an unknown object. Steven Gariffo was transported by Ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with non life threatening injuries where he was treated and released. During the investigation Officers were notified of another victim who was being treated at Livingston CHI. When officers arrived at the hospital, they identified James Allen Brown (37) of Livingston who had a laceration on his arm. Officers interviewed Brown who stated he was approached by a male subject holding a knife and demanded his money (in the same vicinity as the previous robbery). Brown's description of the assailant was consistent with the description that Gariffo gave. After Officers obtained a description of the actor along with his name and location of his employment. Officers patrolled the area and located the suspect identified as David Alexander Canon (34) of Livingston. Officers recovered evidence on David Canon linking him to the Aggravated Robberies. Canon was charged with two counts of aggravated robbery (first degree felony) and is being held at the Polk County Jail $50,000.00 bond for each charge.
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