Reynoldsburg Robberies at Speedway and UDF

On July 5, 2013, at approximately 2:10am, two unknown suspects robbed the Speedway located at 6312 E Main St. in Reynoldsburg. The suspects approached the front counter and one suspect pointed a white handgun at the clerk and said “Give me the money, cuz!” and “I’m not scared to shoot!” The second suspect told the clerk to “hurry up!” The second suspect held open a small drawstring backpack. The clerk placed the money into the backpack. Within 21 seconds, the suspects went out the front doors and around the east side of the building. Both suspects are believed to be juveniles.

The suspect with the handgun was described as male/black, 5’4” to 5’5” tall, thin build, navy blue sweatshirt with a hood pulled up over his mouth and nose, black shorts down to his knees, black shoes, and gloves. The other suspect was described as male/black, 5’3” to 5’4” tall with a slightly thicker build than the other suspect, and he was wearing a “Jason Style” type of mask with a black hood, white or light gray hooded sweatshirt, brown pants, and gloves.

On July 18, 2013 at 12:20am, a lone gunman entered the UDF at E. Main and Rosehill. The suspect pointed a silver handgun at two employees and said, “Give me the fucking money!” several times. The suspect opened a drawstring backpack, green and camouflage in color. The clerks put the money in the bag. The suspect was male/black, 5’3”, stocky, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark face mask, gloves, and dark pants. The suspect is believed to be a teenager.

Investigators think the same suspects committed both robberies. Surveillance photos of the suspects may be viewed at our website, www.stopcrime.org.

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