Monday, March 11, 2013

Reward Offered for Attempted Robbery on Union St. in Newark

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in an attempted robbery on Union St. near the railroad tracks in Newark. The Newark Division of Police reports the victim was walking on Jan. 21, and carrying his computer, when he was approached by two young male suspects. One of the suspects pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded he give them this computer. The victim refused to give them his computer, and the two suspects then fled when an unknown older man approached the scene.

The suspect with the gun is described as a white male, about 5-foot-5 tall, weighing 155 pounds, and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt over a red sweatshirt.

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.