Thursday, June 14, 2018

Reward Offered for Info Leading to Arrest(s) in Convenience Store Robberies

Suspect in Speedway Robbery.

Suspect in Duke Robbery.

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in two recent armed robberies.  On Sunday, May 13 at around 5:45am, a man walked into the Speedway on Ohio 310 in Pataskala, flashed a gun and demanded money from the employees.  The suspect took off with an undisclosed amount of cash.  On Tuesday, May 29 at around 3:50 a.m., a man walked into the Duke and Duchess on the 200 block of Union Street in Newark, placed a gun against the clerk's head and then demanded money. The suspect took off with an undisclosed amount of cash.  In both cases the suspect was described as a black man, about 5-feet-10-inches tall and wearing a mask. 

Anyone with information on these crimes 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.