Armed robbery in Norwalk

UPDATED WITH MORE DETAILS - Gas station held up this morning; suspect likely same one who robbed Monroeville credit union Saturday.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Feb 18, 2013
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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.

Comments

Uputwhatwhere7

Why does the register have so much more information than the reflector and they are waaaaaaaay up in Sandusky?

FlowerMom

That is too close for comfort. With that guy on the loose, I am locking my doors [as always] and loading my gun. Norwalk use to be a safe town.

slimwhite56

@marijuana abusing mom or flowermom did they not get him then?

FastEd

Maybe the PD is confused at what is going on or what to say to the paper so they are letting the Sheriff take over. I hope they catch this guy before some one gets hurt or killed.

yogi bear

or maybe the legend in his own mind, the almighty Dane, is seizing yet another opportunity to try to get himself into the limelight.

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