Sunday, April 24, 2011

Up to a $1,000 Reward Offered for Info on Burglaries

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in two robberies in Newark. The Newark Division of Police reports on the night of April 13 between 8-10:45 p.m., there were two street robberies in the 300 block of Elmwood Ave.

In one robbery, the victim states he was approached by two suspects who asked him for a dollar and then assaulted him and stole his cash. Both suspects are described as black males, 20-30 years old, six-feet tall, and 150-200 pounds.

In the other robbery, the victim states he was jumped by four or five guys who stole his cash.

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.