Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Reward Offered for Info Leading to Arrest in Gas Station Robbery

Suspect in robbery.
Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in a gas station robbery in Newark. The Newark Division of Police reports at 03:48 a.m. on May 29th, a robbery occurred at the Duchess convenience store in the 200 block of Union St. The suspect entered the store carrying a handgun; he placed the gun against the store clerk’s head and demanded her to open the cash register. He got an undisclosed amount of money and ran from the area.

The suspect is described as a black male, age 20-35, five-foot-10 to six-foot-3 inches tall, 150-190 pounds, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, gray and red sweatpants, white or light blue bandana, and very dark eyes.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888. 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.