EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSDeputies Say Athens Robbery Suspect Could Be Connected To Other Holdups
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Reported by: Katelyn Sykes
Web Producer: Katelyn Sykes
Reported: Jul. 18, 2013 8:19 AM EDT
Updated: Jul. 18, 2013 11:07 AM EDT
Athens , Athens County , Ohio
The Athens County Sheriff's Department said the man suspected of robbing a grocery store could be connected to other robberies in other counties.
The sheriff's department said it has been notified by other departments and are reviewing surveillance videos.
At 10 p.m. Wednesday, the Foodland Grocery store in The Plains was robbed by a man armed with a gun. Detectives said the suspect forced employees to empty the safe and then used zip ties to tie up the workers. Detectives believe the suspect escaped in a light-colored, four-door vehicle.
The Athens County Sheriff's Department is investigating an armed robbery in which a man demanded workers give him money from a safe and then tied up employees.
It happened about 10 p.m. Wednesday, at the Foodland Grocery Store on The Plains.
According to a release from the Athens County Sheriff's Department, the robber first visited the store Tuesday around closing time and told employees that he lost his cell phone. He returned to the store on Wednesday and asked the store employee if he could look in the back of the store for his phone.
When he returned to the front, he pulled out a gun and told the three employees to get on the floor. He then asked them to take the money out of the safe. Deputies said he then tied the employees together with zip ties and put them in another room.
Deputies said the man left in a four door, light vehicle.
If you have any information that can help deputies you are asked to give them a call.
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