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Deputies pursue ‘tremendous amount of leads’ in gas station robbery
Monday, October 07, 2013 10:06 PM


By DENISE GEBERS • Progress Staff Writer

GROVER HILL – Paulding County Sheriff’s office continues its investigation of a robbery of a service station last Friday evening.

A few minutes before 8 p.m. on Oct. 4, a male subject entered Ross’s Gas Station at the intersection of Ohio 114 and Ohio 637 and demanded cash. The suspect assaulted two clerks and robbed the cash register. He got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect is described as:

a white male

approximately six feet tall

weighing about 220 pounds

wearing dark pants, a ball cap and sunglasses.

He entered the passenger side of a Ford Explorer, possibly an Eddie Bauer Edition, which left the scene. It is thought the vehicle was late 1990s or early 2000s model, dark blue over tan. A second subject may have been inside.

On Monday afternoon, Sheriff Jason Landers said his department has been following up on “a tremendous amount of leads” they have received off Facebook and by phone.

“We’re putting things together,” he said. “It’s just a matter of getting there.”

Store clerks received minor injuries, but did not seek medical attention at the time of the incident.

The suspect called one of the clerks by name, and it is believed the suspects are from the area.

If anyone has information regarding this robbery, they should contact the sheriff’s office by calling 419-399-3791. Information may also be left on their Facebook account by searching Facebook/Paulding County Sheriff’s Office.

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