April 17, 2014

Elyria
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Broad Street Circle K is robbed

ELYRIA — Police are investigating a robbery at Circle K early Saturday in which a man made off with approximately $60 cash.
Officers were called to the store at 2:10 a.m. for an alert tone, and units set up a perimeter.

An employee at the store, Krista Smiercak, told police a man came into the store and threatened to kill her if she did not give him the money in the register. She said she gave the man approximately $60, and the man ordered her to go to the back of the store and not turn around.

Smiercak locked herself in a rear office until she heard the doorbell ring. She told police she never saw a weapon, but the man kept his hand in his coat and motioned as if he had a gun.

The robber was described as a 30- to 40-year-old black male with a medium to dark complexion and black or gray stubble on his face. He was approximately 5-foot-7 and 220 to 240 pounds and wearing a black hat and an ear band across his face, according to a police report.

Officers reviewed a security video, which showed the man entering the store at 2:07 a.m. and leaving less than 50 seconds later. He was wearing white pants with a hammer loop on the left side and a gray faded Carhartt-style zip-up jacket that appeared to have white paint on it.

There were no arrests made as of Saturday night, according to an Elyria police dispatcher.

Contact Chelsea Miller at 329-7123 or cmiller@chroniclet.com.