By Jeff Gallatin
City police are investigating a Sunday morning robbery at the United Dairy Farmers store on Lorain Road in which the clerk was held up at gunpoint and forced into an office.
North Olmsted police Capt. Ron Cox said the clerk was alone in the store when the robbery took place around 7:25 a.m.
“It was a male who came into the store by himself,” Cox said. “He was described as a short, dark-skinned male, possibly Hispanic, who entered the store and was wearing a bandanna.”
Cox said the man approached the clerk, produced a handgun and said he wanted all the money.
“He told the clerk, ‘Don’t make me kill you,’ while he was brandishing the gun,” Cox said.
After the clerk turned over an undisclosed amount of cash, the robber forced the clerk into the business’s office. The clerk was not physically injured during the incident, Cox indicated. After leaving the clerk, the robber apparently fled the store, with the clerk unsure what direction he left in. Cox noted he might been have been seen leaving the area on a bike. Responding officers did not find anybody matching that description in the area.
“We’re checking into the different information we have to date,” Cox said Monday. “We also are going to be reviewing store security camera footage and are checking with other departments for any possible links to other incidents. We haven’t received anything yet which might link it to other incidents in the area.”
The robber apparently was acting alone, Cox said. He asked anybody with possible information on the incident to call police at 440-777-3535.