Sunday, November 4, 2012

Cash Reward Offered for Info on Speedway Robbery

Robbery suspect at Speedway.

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in an armed robbery at a gas station convenience store in the Pataskala area. The Licking County Sheriff's Office reports around 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 17, a masked man with a gun robbed a clerk at Speedway at 9749 Hazelton Etna Rd. in Etna Township. The suspect fled with cash and cigarettes. The suspect is described as a white male, 5'5'' to 5'7'', about 175 pounds, and wearing a stocking over his face. The store's surveillance camera took a picture of the suspect.

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.