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Lube Stop Employee Robbed at Gunpoint

Police say someone took hundreds of dollars from an employee leaving the store.

The Cleveland Heights Police Department supplied the following information. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Police say an employee was robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot of Lube Stop just after closing Nov. 26.

The man had closed the store and was leaving with the bank deposit bag just before 7 p.m. when another man approached him in the parking lot.

The man showed the employee a handgun and demanded the money, then ran south on Lee Road.*

The employee was not injured in the incident.

Police responded but their search of the area yielded no results.

The suspect is described as a 5-foot, 6-inch tall, 200-pound black male wearing a navy blue windbreaker with the hood up.

Anyone with information on this incident should contact Cleveland Heights Police at (216) 291-5010.

*Editor's note: The original version of this article reported that the suspect ran down Washington Boulevard.

For questions about this blotter, email Nikki.Ferrell@patch.com.

Richard Hollis December 05, 2012 at 11:41 AM
I am certain that the Lube Stop thief knew that someone left at the same time every evening with the bank deposit. How about putting the deposit in a safe and go to the bank during daylight hours.
Sam Bell December 05, 2012 at 01:10 PM
The thief was filmed running to Cedar through the parking lot of the Douglas Building, not down Washington Blvd as stated in the article.
Laura Matt Gagnon December 05, 2012 at 07:56 PM
I know that the fast food restaurant that I worked at in High School used bags that zipped closed and locked, with a key. If they used the same thing, it's going to be difficult for him to get that bag open.
Nikki Ferrell December 05, 2012 at 08:41 PM
You're right, Sam! I checked back with police today and they confirmed that the suspect ran south on Lee Road toward Cedar Road.
Nunov Yorbisnis December 06, 2012 at 12:36 AM
Really? When I managed an unnamed QSR, we never put our employees at risk, we had Brinks pick up our deposits. Shame on Lube Stop. Pay people nothing, and expect them to risk their lives to carry your profits to the bank in the dark.
Garry Kanter December 06, 2012 at 02:40 AM
What is a QSR, and why was it unnamed? How did customers know where to go?
Nunov Yorbisnis December 06, 2012 at 04:44 AM
Quick Service Restaurant, and its none of your business where I worked. I don't share identifiable personal details on random websites.
Garry Kanter December 06, 2012 at 05:38 AM
I didn't ask which one it was. I asked why it was "unnamed" and "how did people know to go there?".
Anon Ymous December 08, 2012 at 08:18 PM
Haha. That is a hilarious comment. You do realize you shared your name, EVE, right? That pretty much meets the definition of "identifiable personal details" if you ask me. Oh, and a quick google search shows that you currently work for Reilly Painting & Contracting. You shared that on LinkedIn. And there are pictures of you and your dog on podomatic. And all kinds of other stuff. Stop being a jerk to people.
Nunov Yorbisnis December 08, 2012 at 08:44 PM
I don't work at at Reilly Painting, and I do try to limit my searchable web presence from psycho Internet stackers like yourself. I do use my real name instead of hiding behind a wussy pseudonym like you. If you recall, using your real name is a condition for being a contributing member.
Anon Ymous December 08, 2012 at 11:06 PM
I see. It must be the other Eve Prikryl in Cleveland Heights. Pretty common name. Excuse my mistake. I see that other Eve deleted her LinkedIn account. The one where she mentioned one of her titles was Network Administrator at Reilly. Nice job knowing about the internet. Point remains the same; stop being rude.

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