Armed man robs Pat Catan's

Police still searching for suspect who lured store manager into office, stole cash at about 2:30 p.m. today
Alissa Widman Neese
Apr 21, 2013

Police are searching for a man who robbed Pat Catan's this afternoon by luring the craft store's assistant manager into her office and flashing a handgun.

The man entered the Perkins Avenue store at about 2 p.m. today and asked to speak to a manager, Perkins police Chief Ken Klamar said. Somehow, conversation led the pair into the office, where the man pulled up his shirt to reveal he had a handgun in his waistband. 

The assistant manager gave the man an undisclosed amount of cash from the store's safe and he casually left the building, heading east, Klamar said. Shortly after, the assistant manager called police.

Pat Catan's closed immediately after the incident. When the Register called at about 4:30 p.m., a man who answered said the store had "no comment" and hung up before any questions could be asked.

Witnesses said the suspect was black, of a slender build, at least 6 feet tall. He was wearing a blue shirt, jeans and a green baseball cap with flames on it. It's currently unknown how old he was or if he left the parking lot in a car or on foot.

Perkins police are reviewing surveillance video from inside the store and working with neighboring businesses to obtain video of the store's parking lot, Klamar said. Footage should be available tomorrow.

Keep checking back for more updates and get the full story in tomorrow's Register.

Comments

chongo

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chongo

Or the end of Remington..

bobshumway92

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Statealltheway

Another black eye for the city. Wondering how much longer this place will be inhabitable.

heaven-leigh

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candleburner

It's funny you mention that. I was in there in line to pay for my items and someone came in asking if they carried cigarettes. Got rather upset when he was told they didn't. I thought it was strange at the time but seeing this now I'm wondering if it wasn't related - other than that guy was an older caucasian.

VOTENO

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VOTENO

Oh yeah, vote NO on the Perkins school levy!

candleburner

Don't see how that's related in anyway - but whatever!

juggalo7

this wouldn't happen if parents know how to raise their kids right

deertracker

Please?????????????

Capt. Ford

Crafty in an undesirable way.

fifteenthgreen

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YoMamma

Maybe the trail will lead to the fine neighborhoods of Searsville, Columbus Park in Perktucky!

Perkins2060

Nothing good comes from Sandumpy.

Mrjsiah1

I see you back from acting like a little brat about your play name. Just like another Jerkins resident something happens in jerkins and the first they yell is sandusky. Maybe ill change my name so it will look like yours and then you can throw another fit and go away

Perkins2060

I see you back? Must be from Sandumpy.

chongo

Where is Searsville?

starryeyes83

yeah, What is searsville? a group of houses or what?

deertracker

Searsville is a neighborhood off of Columbus Ave. just before you get to Bell Ave. if you are going south I think!

richrs

going the wrong way for searsville and columbus park.

lifetimeresident

Witnesses said black and "at least 6ft" tall. Lured the manager to her office. Aint no way I would of went to the office with this dude. I wonder if he looked like the type that wanted to get a good price on building bird houses or something. Just be thankful no one got hurt.

greenteam

Inside job! Someone knows the system, where the money was!

Ithink

That was my first thought, too. He went east when he left but they don't know HOW?!! Hmm. And 'shortly after' they called police?! Not IMMEDIATELY after?! Sounds fishy.

underthebridge

I've always thought it was odd that this store has off-duty police officers providing security.

Brainiac2007

Your all ridiculous! Stop bashing one another. Seen on the news today where a man in Toledo robbed a store yesterday, and fled in a burgundy Grand Prix, don't under estimate the fact that this could be related. This is so what's wrong with our world today! Everyone is always finding the bad points of one another, how about finding something positive! Have a wonderful freaking evening!

lifetimeresident

@Brain
Common sense? Unless this guy is a regular, white or black, I'm not taking him back to the office. Period.

J. Hartman

No matter which side of Perkins Ave the person in question resides on(if even from here) both communities need to work as a whole to put a lid on these type of situations. Make yourself more aware of your surroundings, point out something that doesn't seem right or out of place, let the city/township know when street lights are out(darkness hates light), and have the manhood to speak up about criminal activity! "I don't know who the person in my back seat was", just isn't going to fly anymore! Take ownership of your community, get to know your neighbors(if you don't already) This isn't a Perkins or a Sandusky thing. It's a community thing and it needs each individual to do his or her part! Throwing jabs at each other behind a fictitious screen name is easy to do. Actually stating your views, then looking in the mirror and telling that person looking back "Today, I will make a difference!" and then do it! That's more of what WE need! Look, A dream without action is just a fantasy, but your/our actions make reality! What that reality is, depends on the actions of each and every one of US! No one is asking for a super hero, but something as simple as not bashing each other is a good start! If anyone is interested in starting a block watch or at least coming and getting some information, I encourage all of you to show up this Tuesday the 23rd at 6pm at the SFD central station. The Sandusky Crime Prevention Council will be hosting their first public meeting which will center around starting a block watch. If you are unable to attend, please tell a friend or at least support those who are trying to do what they can to make OUR community a better place! Sgt. Snyder, Lt. Frost, and Marshal Ruiz will be our guest speakers. It's not a magic wand, but it's a start! Any positive step forward, no matter how small it might be, is a good thing! If anyone has any questions about S.C.P.C. or Tuesdays meeting, feel free to contact me at 330-221-3090. Light always defeats darkness, we just need more people to turn their lights on. S.M.I.L.E.

lifetimeresident

Well said J. Lets do it.

J. Hartman

WE will lifetimeresident! One day "When we.." will become "WE did!" Go to the link below and you will see what one of OUR bright young minds sent to me. So, the younger folks do care! S.M.I.L.E.

http://youtu.be/h2bYs2CIPW0

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