Sunday, February 3, 2013

Reward Offered for Info on Duke Robbery in Johnstown

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in the aggravated burglary of a convenience store in Johnstown. The Johnstown Police Department reports on Nov. 13, 2012, a suspect entered the Duke and Duchess at 237 W. Coshocton St., threatened to rob the store, but then left the store and            fled on foot.

The suspect is described as a white male, 5-foot-9 tall, 180 pounds, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark baggy pants, black boots or shoes, gray gloves, and what appeared to be tan pantyhose over his face,

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.