December 19, 2014

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Elyria C-Supermarket robbed at gunpoint

ELYRIA – Three men armed with guns threatened a customer and employees at a local supermarket Tuesday night before robbing the store and escaping on foot.

Three black men walked into C-Supermarket on 1227 Lake Ave. at about 10 p.m. Tuesday, armed with a sawed-off shotgun and two handguns, according to Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino. Two of the men looked about 6 feet tall and one was about 5-foot-7, Costantino said.

The men pointed their guns at the two employees and ordered one employee and the one customer in the store to get on the ground while a second employee was ordered to take money out of the register, Costantino said. The men told the three people in the store to cooperate or they would be harmed.

After the second employee handed over the money, the three men left the store on foot and headed southbound from the area, Costantino said.

Anyone who has information on the robbery should call Elyria Police at 323-3302.

Contact Anna Merriman at 329-7245 or amerriman@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnaLMerriman.