Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Up to $1,000 Reward on Attempted Robbery at Speedway

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone that has information leading to an arrest in an attempted robbery at a Newark gas station. The Newark Police Department reports around 3:30 a.m. on Oct. 2, a suspect attempted to rob the Speedway at the intersection of W. Church and N. 21st streets. The suspect did not get anything from the store.

Suspect in Speedway Attempted Robbery.

Pictures were taken of the suspect from the store’s surveillance camera. The suspect is described as a white male, 6’00” to 6’03” tall, 185-205 pounds, and wearing a gray Ohio State hoody sweatshirt, black jeans, and what appears to be an Alabama baseball cap.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888 or 1-888-488-9058. A special coding system protects the identity of the caller but allows for the reward to be issued at a later time.    

Crime Stoppers also takes calls from persons with information about any felony. Information leading to the arrest and indictment of a felony suspect could qualify the caller for a reward as determined by the Crime Stoppers’ Board. Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization. Reward money comes from private individuals, businesses, and foundations that see Crime Stoppers as an integral tool in the community’s fight against crime. Tax-deductible donations can be sent to: Licking County Crime Stoppers, Inc., P.O. Box 304, Newark, OH 43058-0304.