Monday, December 14, 2015

Reward Offered for Aggravated Robbery on S. 2nd 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 aggravated robbery in Newark. The Newark Division of Police reports, around 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22 a 50-year-old man was walking on S. 2nd Street by the railroad bridge when two men came up from behind him, knocked him to the ground and kicked him in the head. The victim sustained a significant injury to the side of his face.  The suspects stole $8.  One suspect was described as a bi-racial male, 5 feet 10 inches tall with dark hair.  The other suspect was a white male, 6 feet tall. 

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.