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Armed robbery in Norwalk

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Feb 18, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Police are looking for the man who is accused of holding up a Norwalk gas station this morning.

East Side Fuel, 211 E. Cleveland Road, was held up by an armed robber about 10 a.m. today.

The suspect, a white man who looked to be in early 60s, took off in a dark green Ford Ranger with an extended cab and headed north on Old State Road. He was wearing glasses, a black hat, a red hooded zipped-up jacket and jeans.

(NOTE - Pictures of the scene can be seen HERE.)

Norwalk police alerted sheriff's deputies, Milan police and Erie County authorities. Law enforcement agencies in adjacent counties also were notified to be on the lookout for this suspect.

The suspect "said this will be his last day," a police officer reported.

The Firelands Federal Credit Union branch in Monroeville was robbed Saturday morning. The suspect in that robbery, Robert Lee Jackson Jr., 52, of Monroeville, is wanted on a second-degree felony robbery warrant. Read more about that case by clicking HERE.

Milan police pulled over a suspect in a green Ford Ranger near Milan Elementary on Ohio 601 and other authorities swooped in. The driver, who matched the suspect's description, was handcuffed and put in the back of a police cruiser while authorities sorted out the facts. However, it was determined the driver was not the robbery suspect, so he was released.

Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard said the Norwalk robbery suspect is likely Jackson.

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