Thursday, January 24, 2008


Amherst – Amherst Police report that they responded to the Payless Shoe store at 933 Leavitt Road in their city around 4:20 p.m. Wednesday afternoon after they were notified that an armed robbery had just taken place.

The suspect entered the store wearing a dark hoodie and a greenish / brown coat. After a short conversation with the clerk the suspect pulled a ski mask over his face, produced a small handgun and demanded money. The man was able to obtain money from the store then fled running northbound and then believed to run east around the side of the building.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 20’s wearing a dark hoodie and a greenish / brown coat.

There were no customers in the store at the time of the robbery and no injuries were reported. The Amherst Police Department Detective Bureau is in the process of following up on any evidence that was obtained (which is not being released at this time) from this incident and the investigating will continue.

Amherst Police is asking that anyone with any information or who may have seen the suspect described above in the general vicinity at the time should call the Amherst Police Department Detective Bureau at 440-988-4422.


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