Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Up to $1,000 Reward on Robbery at Duke Station

Store surveillance picture of robber suspect.
Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in a gas station robbery in Newark. The Newark Division of Police reports at 1:30 a.m. on Dec. 1, a suspect used force against the store clerk and physically grabbed money from the register at the Duke and Duchess convenience store in the 900 block of N. 21st St. The suspect fled with cash and a Zero candy bar.

The suspect is described as a black male, age 30-35, five-foot-eight to five-foot-ten inches tall, 150-160 pounds, wearing a blue or black hooded sweatshirt with zipper, black work man pants, facial hair, and possibly eye glasses.

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.