Friday, February 6, 2004

Police link Tristate robberies, assaults



By Jim Hannah
The Cincinnati Enquirer

DRY RIDGE - The robbery and assault of a Subway employee in Cold Spring may have been carried out by the same man suspected in similar holdups in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

Kentucky State Police say the Subway holdup is similar to a November robbery in Grove City, Ohio, and January robberies in Aurora, Ind.; Jeffersonville, Ohio; and Dry Ridge.

The latest robbery was at the Cold Spring Subway on Martha Layne Collins Boulevard, near Northern Kentucky University. A female employee was restrained at gunpoint and left tied up inside the restaurant, detectives said.

The Subway holdup was similar to one at Big Dog Sportswear in the Dry Ridge Outlet Center at 11 a.m. on Jan. 24, when a female employee was robbed at gunpoint and left tied up in the stockroom.

The suspect is described as white, age 30-35, between 5-feet-5 and 5-feet-8, weighting 180 to 190 pounds, with short dark hair.

"Our appeal to the public for tips generated 10 tips," Trooper Tom Lilley said early Thursday.

A copy of a wanted poster that includes a computer-generated composite sketch can be found at www.kentuckystatepolice.org.

Anyone with information is asked to call state police at (800) 222-5555 or (859) 428-1212.

E-mail jhannah@enquirer.com




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