Friday, January 30, 2015

Reward Offered for Info on Purse Snatcher

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in a purse snatching in a store parking lot in Newark.  The Newark Police Department reports, on Dec. 18, 2014 shortly after 8:30 p.m. a woman was in the parking lot of the WalMart on N. 21st Street when a man in a hoodie grabbed her purse out of a grocery cart. The man jumped into a white or silver Tracker which then headed southbound on N. 21st Street.
Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call 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.