Gunman steals money, customer's car from store

Posted at 6:23 PM, Mar 07, 2016

Norton police are trying to identify an armed gunman who robbed a gas station carryout and then stole a customer's car on Saturday night.

Detectives released surveillance video of the holdup inside Duchess-- part of the BP gas station-- at 2257 Wadsworth Rd.

The suspect appeared to be wearing a gray-hooded sweatshirt with a blue-hooded sweatshirt underneath, white shoes and red Ohio State gloves, according to the police report.

The video showed the man approached the counter and pulled a pistol.

According to police, the man demanded money from the registers and was given $200.

Next, the crook turned his attention to a 61-year-old woman waiting in line to buy lottery tickets, and demanded her car keys.

The woman handed over her keys to the thief. He left the store and took off in the victim's 2011 Kia Soul, heading east on Wadsworth Road.

Detective John Canterbury was grateful that nobody was injured.

"She could have been abducted, taken with her car. He could have pistol-whipped the clerks or that lady, could have shot somebody," Canterbury said.

Summit County CrimeStoppers is offering a reward up to $2,000 for information leading to the suspect. Anyone with information is urged to call 330-434-COPS.