Friday, January 22, 2016

Reward Offered for Info on Aggravated Robbery of Girl 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, on Dec. 20, around 6:30 p.m. a woman was riding her bike on S. 3rd Street near E. Harrison St. when she was approached by four juveniles.  One of the suspects pointed a gun at the woman while a second suspect punched her in the stomach, and then stole the bicycle.  The suspects were described as white and Hispanic males, between the ages of 10-17 years old, and wearing dark hoodies.

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.