Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Reward Offered for Info on Attempted Robbery 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 in Newark. The Newark Division of Police reports on the morning of May 24, a male suspect attempted to steal a bike and a woman’s purse in the backyard of a home in the 200 block of W. Locust St.

The victim saw the suspect attempting to steal the bike and confronted the suspect. The suspect then grabbed the victim and threw her to the ground and tried to steal the victim’s purse before he fled the area without the bike or purse. The suspect is described as a white male, 30-40 years old, 6-feet-tall, 180 pounds, with blonde or strawberry colored hair.

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.