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.
Gay-marriage fight won't end
Groups begin homeless census
Projects boost black history
Ohio poll puts Kerry way ahead
Autopsy: Jones couldn't breathe
IN THE TRISTATE
Alliance workers may get bonuses
Woman kills self in spat at auction
Grieving county mourns infant
HUC hosts lectures by British scholar
Livestock cheating harder
Clermont takes transit grants, but cuts lie ahead
From anger came a vow: Invest in your children
Jockey hurt at Turfway clings to life
Property transfer opposed
Diabetic dies in police handcuffs
In the Tristate
Larger library depends on finding enough funds
Downs: Replaying a wonderful life with 'my' 97X
Bonfield: Ohio State partners with Middletown for heart care
Good Things Happening
Barry Levey served Ohio House, Senate
Dr. Bernard Wexler, teacher and researcher
Suspect sought in killing surrenders
Burglary sprees may be related
Church finds guardian angels
Judge wants last abuse cases settled
Warehouse fire wasn't arson
Answer quickly: Name the smartest kids in Ky.
New racing authority will start with audit
N. Kentucky News Briefs
Police link Tristate robberies, assaults