Monday, July 16, 2012

Reward Offered for Grocery Burglars

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to a burglary at a Newark area grocery store. The Licking County Sheriff's Office reports just after midnight on April 4, three male suspects broke into Rocky Fork Grocery at 7270 Fallsburg Rd. and stole beer, energy drinks, and cigarettes.

Store surveillance video shows one of the suspects was wearing a Dale Earnhardt Jr. black hat, checkered scarf on his face, camo jacket, black tennis shoes, and blue jeans. The second suspect was wearing a brown jacket, blue jeans, blue hat, and carrying a white bag. The third suspect was wearing a black leather jacket, gray hoodie, and blue jeans.

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.