On January 5, 2017, at approximately 7:05PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the Tobacco Outlet, 41474 North Route 41, Wadsworth, for an armed robbery. Sheriff’s deputies arrived and learned the store clerk was robbed and the offender fired a shot from a firearm.
Preliminary investigation shows just prior to the 911 call, a male wearing a mask, black hat, dark colored jacket, jeans, black shoes, gloves, and armed with a handgun entered the Tobacco Outlet and robbed the clerk. The offender obtained an undisclosed amount of cash during the robbery. Prior to fleeing, the offender ordered the clerk to lay on the ground and the offender fired a shot at the clerk, but missed. The offender then fled the scene.
Lake County Sheriff’s Detectives responded to the scene and continue to investigate. Anyone with information regarding the robbery is asked to call the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at 847-549-5200 or Lake County CrimeStoppers at 847-662-2222.