The Russells Point Police Department responded to Lester’s Tobacco Shack at 116 Sunnyside Ave. just after 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, in reference to an attempted robbery. The suspect is described as a white male roughly 5’9”-6’ and weighs roughly 185 pounds. He was wearing a black zip-up jacket with a hood pulled up over his head and a mask covering his neck, mouth and nose. His pants are dark in color and his shoes are lighter and possibly a hiking shoe of sorts.
The suspect entered the business and quickly approached the counter and tells the clerk to open both registers. As she turns to face him he continues around the counter and approaches her with a yellow Dollar General bag in his hand. The clerk is able to activate the silent alarm, causing him to quickly leave the store empty handed. The suspect is observed approaching the building from Bristol Circle and leaves in the same direction. No weapons were reported.
Anyone with information is asked to call the non-emergency number at 937-843-2245, opt. 2 and leave a message for the On Duty Officer.
Jackson Center K9 was called and searched the area south of Bristol Circle without success.
The Logan County Sheriff’s Office, Washington Township Police Department and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources responded to the area to assist with the search.
Submitted by Joe Freyhof, Chief of Police, Russells Point Police Department.