Reward Offered to Catch Man Who Robbed Cash Advance at Gunpoint

Authorities are still searching for the thief who robbed a Twinsburg pay-day loan business and used a gun to coerce the clerk into handing over money before fleeing with thousands of dollars in March.

Summit County Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for leads that results in the arrest of a man who used a gun to rob a check cashing business on March 6, according to NewsNet5.com.

Police describe the robber as "a black male in his  late 20's -early 30's, tall and slender, wearing a black hat, a black sweatshirt type jacket, a gray scarf and gray pants" at the time of the robbery.

The man pulled a semi-automatic pistol from a plastic bag and told the clerk she would not be hurt so long as she cooperated.

The clerk led the burglar to a safe, which contained a "bait pack" of money. But he told the clerk he knew there was more money, and forced her to show him where it was.

The clerk then opened another cabinet, which contained a black lockbox which the suspect took, according to police. The clerk then empties the three registers and gives the cash to the man.

The man then forced the clerk to lie on the ground while he left. She later saw him running north, either on Darrow Road or Ravenna Road, according to a previous Patch story. 

Twinsburg police , including $3,140 inside the lock box and $1,580 from the registers.


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