Man reportedly robs Blan store


BLANCHESTER — Blanchester police are looking for help identifying and locating a man who allegedly robbed Tom’s Express Mart, and the greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Crimestoppers is offering a $500 reward for information.

Tom’s is a convenience store located at 7529 Fairground Road.

A man entered Tom’s after the store closed through an unlocked front door, threatened the clerk with a handgun and demanded cash. The clerk gave the man more than $1,000, and the man fled on foot.

The alleged robber wore a red and green bandana, which, coupled with the hood of a sweatshirt, covered his face. He had an Appalachian accent.

Blanchester police believe the man used a getaway car near the 7500 block of Rosewood Drive, which runs behind Tom’s. They are looking for people who may have seen a suspicious car there between 11:30 p.m. Monday and 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Crimestoppers is offering a reward of $500 for information leading to the arrest of any person involved in this violent crime. Tips can be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation processed the scene and will examine evidence in their laboratory. The Clermont and Clinton County Sheriff’s Offices aided at the scene.

The Blanchester Police Department contributed to this report.

$500 reward for information leading to arrest

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