EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSSTORE OWNER ASSAULTED
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Police Identify Two Suspects In Connection With Assault, Robbery Of Store Owner
Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Dec. 4, 2012 12:09 PM EST
Updated: Dec. 26, 2012 12:53 PM EST
Wellston , Jackson County , Ohio
Police said they have identified two Ohio men as suspects in connection with a robbery in which an elderly store owner was attacked.
Larry Hart Jr. of Athens County was charged with aggravated robbery. Another man, Dale Canter of Vinton County, hasn't been formally charged because he is incarcerated on other warrants, Detective John Robinson with the Wellston Police Department said.
On Dec. 3, Wellston police responded to a report of a robbery at a business. When they arrived, police said, they found the 90-year-old store owner injured on the ground. The victim said he may have been hit in the head with a crowbar. Police said the suspects got away with nearly $12,000 from a money box and the victim's wallet.
Several law enforcement agencies from Jackson, Athens and Vinton counties helped in the investigation.
An elderly store owner was attacked during a robbery in Jackson County, Ohio.
Police responded to a call of a robbery at Royal Enterprises in Wellston about 9:20 a.m. Monday morning, a news release from the Wellston Police Department said. When police arrived, they found the store's owner, John Queen, 90, injured on the floor. The victim told police that a man came in to his business, hit him in the head with possibly a crowbar, and stole his wallet and money box, the release said. The money box had a large amount of cash and several old coins inside, the victim said.
Queen was taken to the Holzer Medical Center, but was later transferred to Grant Hospital in Columbus to be treated for head injuries.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Wellston Police at 740-384-2171.
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