Perkins police investigate second robbery in 24 hours

Two drunken men attacked and robbed a convenience store clerk late Thursday in a Pioneer Trail parking lot.
Emil Whitis
Oct 13, 2012


Two drunken men attacked and robbed a convenience store clerk late Thursday in a Pioneer Trail parking lot.

The clerk, 60, told police she took some trash out to a dumpster at at about 9 p.m. When she turned around she noticed two men in the parking lot.

The clerk said “Hi” and hurried toward the store.

But before she got back inside one of the men snatched her from behind. The other man latched onto her from the front.    

They told her to give up the money.

When she refused one punched her in the stomach and choked her, Perkins police Chief Ken Klamar said.

“She pleaded with them to stop,” Klamar said.

One man finally reached into her pockets and grabbed out about $300. They stripped her of a black leather coat then fled north into Sandusky — one on a black bicycle with a pink stripe and the other on foot.

The clerk told police her attackers were two tall black males in their 30s who reeked of alcohol. Neither was armed.

Police dog Uganda was called out but failed to pick up a scent trail.

“It’s not surprising,” Klamar said. “There’s a lot of foot traffic in that area.”

The robbery marked the second of its type in the area in under 24 hours.

Two men robbed a Green Springs woman at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday on E. Adams Street.

The woman, 35, told Sandusky police that she was walking to her car when two men approached her at gunpoint and demanded her purse.

When she handed it over they ran south on Franklin Street.

The woman could only describe her attackers as two black men wearing dark clothing.

Police set up a perimeter and called in a police dog but had no luck.

Inside the woman’s purse brown leather purse were several credit cards, $20 and four pairs of scissors.

Anyone with information on either robbery can call either Sandusky police at 419-627-5877 or Perkins police at 419-627-0824.


Phil Packer

That dog could have gone anywhere...


Why did she have $300 in her pocket? As an employee you should NOT have business money in your pocket, and if you are at work why would you have that much cash.


GET A J-O-B! Make your own money CREEPS! Some people really make you want to~well~never mind...................
Can't even go outdoors anymore~sad




It's getting so bad in Sandusky that you need a bodyguard.

Phil Packer

Sounds fishy to me. Why would she have money on her, how many women carry money in their pockets, who would even think that she would have money in her pockets, why did she have that much on her, and were there any witnesses? Sounds kind of fishy to me...

my oh my

I would have to agree here also with the reason the dog picked up no scents and/or tracks because there was none.Robbery is one of the easiest crimes to commit and one of the hardest to prove. It goes without saying...


Oh come on it's not that fishy! Maybe it was her payday and she cashed her check that day. If anything is fishy it's a lady with four pairs of scissors in her purse.


Ugh. I've been jogging in that area for about a year. I've been chased by dogs in the Eastwood subdivision. Now there are vicious robberies in Pioneer (big surprise anyway). I guess I'll have to start carrying my gun when I exercise. Vigilante time!!!!

2cents's picture

They have cameras, any outside? Who cares what was in her pocket; some people live in a cash world and do not use cards. I personally have never used an ATM!

I lived in that neighborhood for a few years. When I took a walk at night I had a loaded Smith 3913 holstered on my side. It is an interesting area, there are many very nice people working full time and many retired people.

Unfortunately the low cost housing that exists at the east end of the neighborhood brings around the trash, some settle in the neighborhood. There is a lot of drug activity and just overall crap going on. These two for sure doubled back and went to one of the apartments on Pioneer or Fox.

It is what it is I have a friend that owns a convenient store over by Cleveland Hopkins airport, yep, by the projects and the same crap goes on, he is now armed in his own store, had been robbed a few times prior to that, not now, they all know they will die next time!


Sounds fishy to me. Even if she did get paid and cashed her check it is wise to keep it seperate from the day's cash to avoid the appearance of theft. If there is so much traffic in the area why didn't the dog pick up something? Anything? Why would the robbers expect her to have cash just taking out the trash? Stay tuned!