Thursday, August 19, 2010

236 Cigarette Cartons Stolen

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone that has information leading to an arrest in a breaking and entering at a north Newark gas station.

The Newark Division of Police reports overnight on June 27, someone broke into the Murphy USA gas station, located in the Walmart parking lot in the 1300 block of N. 21st St., and stole 236 cartons of cigarettes, other tobacco products, and cash. A picture of a suspect and vehicle was taken by a store surveillance camera.

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.