May 29, 2015

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Caught by a hair: Women accused of wig store robbery

One of the two women taken into custody by Elyria police officers following a theft that turned into a robbery at Wigland on Borad Street in Elyria. Scanner traffic reported that the women stole hair and then fought with the store clerk as they tried to escape. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA – Two women fought with wig store employees and tried to make off with $60 worth of hair extensions, police said, before they were arrested Monday morning. Betty Long, 22 was charged with complicity to robbery and Tajarai Alexander, 19, was charged with robbery around 11 a.m. Monday at a parking lot outside the Read More…

Newly-released video shows police officer ramming robbery suspect

TUCSON, Ariz. — Dramatic dash-cam video shows a police officer in a Tucson suburb using his cruiser to ram an armed suspect, sending him flying in the air before the car smashes into a wall. The man survived the Feb. 19 crash, and prosecutors cleared the officer of any wrongdoing. The video released Tuesday and Read More…

Medina County man accused of robbing Columbia FirstMerit branch

COLUMBIA TWP. – A Medina County man is accused of rushing into the FirstMerit Bank branch this morning and stealing an undisclosed amount of money, according to Lorain County Sheriff’s deputies. Larry Gore Jr. has been charged with robbery and booked into the Lorain County Jail after being arrested around 11 a.m. Lt. Heath Tester said Read More…

Grafton armed robbers still at large

GRAFTON TWP – Two suspects in an armed robbery at an Internet café are still at large. The robbery happened at 11:50 p.m. at the Treasure Island Internet Café when witnesses told police that two men entered the business in jeans and dark sweatshirts and one was carrying a handgun. The men stole $1,500 from Read More…

Faux gunman tells Burger King employee he’s coming back with a real gun

ELYRIA – Two separate robbery attempts occurred around the same time in Elyria on Monday night.  However despite their close proximity and time, police don’t think the incidents are connected. The first incident began around 8:40 p.m. when a man entered a Burger King on the 600 block of Broad Street in Elyria, holding a Read More…

Man charged with robbing gas station

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LORAIN — A Lorain man was arrested after police said he robbed a cashier at Pure Gas Inc. At 9:26 a.m. Friday, an off-duty policeman reported what he said was a robbery in progress. According to a police report, a man ran out of a Pure Gas station on East Erie Avenue with a handful Read More…