Sunday, August 21, 2011

Up to a $1,000 Reward Offered for Info on Thefts at Circle K

Suspect #1 at Circle K on W. Main in Newark.
Suspect #2 at Circle K on W. Main in Newark.

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in thefts at two Newark convenience stores. The Newark Police Department reports around 5 p.m. on July 19, two black male suspects entered Circle K at 599 W. Main and stole 17 cartons of cigarettes while the store clerk was in the back room. The suspects then went to Circle K at 34 S. 30th St., just minutes later, and stole more cigarettes while the clerk was in the back room.

The suspect's vehicle is described as a gold 2011 Toyota.

Anyone with information on these crimes 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.