Reward Offered In Armed Robbery

By Jane Ernsberger
Times-Junction News Editor

A $500 rewards is being offered for any information that leads to an arrest and conviction of a suspect who robbed a clerk at gunpoint. According to Willard Police Chief Mark Holden, a male brandishing a handgun went into the Willard Hy-Miler just after 1 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26.

“The clerk emptied the cash drawer and handed the money to the robbery suspect,” Holden said. “The clerk was then led to the rear of the store at which time the suspect fled.”

Holden said the suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5-feet 6-inches tall. He has a thin build.

“He was wearing blue jeans and a dark coat,” Holden noted. “It looked like he had a semi-automatic.”

The clerk, Holden said, was not injured.

The Willard Police Department is posting the $500 reward. Holden said it is unusual. The money comes from the Furtherance of Justice Fund.

Anyone with information can contact Det. Gilliam or Det. McLaughlin at 419-933-2561. Information can also be left on the police tip line at 419-933-6110.

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