Police Post Pictures Of Robbery Suspect At Local Businesses


UPDATED: Tuesday December 17, 2013 11:34 PM

A second robbery in a week in Upper Arlington has police posting pictures of the crimes in hopes of catching the suspects.

Police handed out flyers to business Tuesday. The flyers display the picture of a bank robbery suspect.

A man robbed the Arlington Bank in the 2100 block of Tremont Center on December 10th.

On December 16th, a man armed with a shotgun robbed the Speedway gas station in the 1400 block of West Lane Avenue.

Vivid surveillance shows every move the armed robber makes in the gas station.  The man walks in with a shotgun in his hand. He points it at a customer and the cashier. Police say he demanded money and walks out with the cash. His gun is still raised while he exits.

Shoppers at the Tremont Center where the first robber targeted are on edge.

"It's scary being in this area. It's very family populated, family oriented," said Ryan Huffman, general manager of Huffman's Market.

The robbery happened in the middle of the afternoon on December 10th.

"He said give me the money and no one gets hurt. And he got the money and got out of there," said Huffman.

Huffman's Market, the neighborhood, family-owned food store is right next door. It now prominently displays pictures of the bank robbery suspect.    

"We want to make people aware of what's going on and the more people who are looking around, hopefully catch people who are doing things like this and bring them to justice," said Huffman.

Police haven't directly linked the two robberies. They want to alert the community and hopefully track down who's responsible.

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