Friday, February 17, 2012

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

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in an assault and attempted robbery in Newark. The Newark Police Department reports in the early morning hours of New Year's Eve, the victim left Tony's bar on W. Main St. and walked across the street to a parking lot where he was assaulted by three men. The suspects demanded his money and jewelry, but fled empty handed when other people started to exit Tony's bar. The suspects are described as three white males. One was around 5-foot-7, with blond hair, a muscular build, and tattoos. The other two suspects are described as around 5-foot-9, and 6-foot-2.

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.