Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Amherst – The Amherst Police Department is asking for your help in locating the man who walked into Amherst Vision Tuesday afternoon and held up the store at gunpoint.

Police received the call of an armed robbery that had occurred at Amherst Vision, located at 1927 Cooper Foster Park Road, at 5:00 p.m. this afternoon. The suspect entered the store and produced a black handgun and was able to obtain an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect was described as white male, possibly late teens or early twenties, 5’ 9” to 5’ 10”, medium build, wearing a black ski mask, black coat or possibly green and black flannel jacket.

Suspect displayed a black handgun and was last seen running south from the business. Suspect is possibly driving a dark green or black older mini van.

Officers from the Amherst Police Department searched the area and alerted Departments in surrounding communities but were unable to locate the suspect.

Police say that there were no reported injuries as a result of this robbery.

Anyone with any information on the identity of this suspect is urged to contact the Amherst Police Department Detective Bureau (440-988-2625).


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