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Police believe same person robbed two Summit County stores at gunpoint just 30 minutes apart

Posted at 3:08 PM, Aug 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-09 22:20:48-04

Two Summit County stores were robbed at gunpoint Tuesday morning and police believe the same person is responsible for both crimes.

The suspect was arrested in Barberton several hours after the hold-ups.

According to witnesses, the man robbed Lo-Boy Oil Company on East Tuscarawas Avenue in Barberton. He pointed a gun at a worker and demanded money. He got away with more than $200. 

Witnesses said the man was dressed in all black—a black hoodie, black shorts and black shoes. He also had tattoos on his arms and legs. He was described as being about 6 feet tall and weighing between 170 and 180 pounds.

About 30 minutes later, Jubilee Donuts on Cleveland-Massillon Road in Norton was robbed. 

Police obtained surveillance video from both crimes and a Barberton police officer recognized the suspect as Ozzie Wright, who was on parole for robbery.

Wright, 34, was arrested on 5th Street NE and charged with two counts of aggravated robbery.