Bold Crime: Armed Thug Swipes Money From Cash Advance Register, Safe

Stow, OH - Police searching for the brazen armed robbery suspect who held-up a National Cash Advance Friday morning.

The heist took place at 9:16AM at the business on Kent Road in Stow.

Police say the man began questioning the female clerk regarding products and services of the business.

Following a brief discussion, the male suddenly pulled out a handgun and demanded money from the cash register.

She gave him the money from the register and made her open the safe.  He removed the money from the safe and then made her stay in the restroom while he fled the scene in an unknown direction.  She waited about a minute and then locked the front door of the business and called police.

The male is described as follows:

Black male, age 20-25, medium build, short afro hair, pencil thin beard connected to pencil thin sideburns, blue jeans, gray jacket with dark colored diamonds on back.

The weapon was described as a silver/black semi-automatic handgun.  An undisclosed amount of money was taken from the business.

The Stow Police Department is asking if anyone knows the identity of the male to please contact the Department at 330.689.5700.