The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

January 26, 2013

Ashtabula police seek Walgreens robbery suspect


Star Beacon

ASHTABULA — City police are looking for a man who robbed a woman in the parking lot of a drug store then fled on foot Thursday night.

Police responded to Walgreens, 318 W. Prospect Road, around 5:30 p.m. for a report of a robbery.

Ashtabula Police Chief Robert Stell said a woman claims a black man grabbed her from behind her in the parking lot of the store and stole a cell phone, cash and some debit or credit cards from her pocket.

He said the woman said she punched the man and ran to her car. Stell said the woman then ran into the man with her car. She said he was not seriously hurt and ran from the scene.

Stell said there are no corroborating witnesses and the incident is still under investigation. He said there have been no arrests in the case.