Thursday, November 12, 2020

Reward Offered for Info Leading to Arrest in Gun Store Break-In in Newark

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering
up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in a breaking and entering and theft from a gun store in Newark.  The Newark Division of Police reports, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, around 2:00am, suspects drove a white, BMV SUV through the front door of Buckeye Gun Dealer on N. 21st Street and stole multiple firearms.  The SUV and another vehicle involved in the theft were reported stolen at gunpoint out of Columbus.  The suspect in the vehicle thefts was described a young, skinny, black male.  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is offering an additional $5,000 for information leading to an arrest.

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 serious crime. If you have information on any other serious crimes, please call Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888.


Licking County Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization created in 1994, to help solve a kidnapping and assault of a five-year-old girl. 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. Licking County


Crime Stoppers posts information it receives from law enforcement agencies and makes no representation regarding the accuracy of the information. Licking County Crime Stoppers is not responsible for any error or omission relating to this information. The posting of this information is in fulfillment of the purposes of the non-profit organization to help solve crimes in Licking County.