Sunday, December 7, 2003

Public safety

Grocery store robbery under investigation

COLUMBIA TWP. - The Kroger store at 7385 Wooster Pike was robbed at 9:28 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.

The suspect jumped over the counter at the service desk with a handgun. An assistant manager Patty Reeder was counting the day's receipts when the suspect demanded that she place money into a duffel-type bag.

After leaving the store, the robber headed east on Wooster Pike in a blue 1994 Dodge Shadow with Ohio plates, EF26PK. The car was later found abandoned at the nearby Miami Bluffs Apartments.

Sheriff's department dogs and helicopter couldn't find the robber in the area.

The robbery remains under investigation. by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.

Suspect caught after crashing into tree

ANDERSON TWP. - A police chase ended in a one-car crash shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday.

Mike Guilliams, 23, of Cincinnati, driving an Acura was being chased by a marked Hamilton County Sheriff's car on suspicion of speeding. The four-minute pursuit which started south of Clough Pike on Corbly Road, covered about two miles. The chase ended when Guilliams' car hit a tree.

Alcohol and drugs were not a factor in the crash, officials said.

He was charged with failure to comply, driving under suspension, speeding and not wearing a seatbelt.

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