Austintown man charged with Boardman robbery

NILES — Michael J. Ellenis, 22, of Woodledge Drive, Austintown, was released after posting $15,000 bond today in Niles Municipal Court on a charge of aggravated robbery.

Ellenis was charged in the Sunday night armed robbery of Handel’s Ice Cream on U.S. Route 422. He was not asked to enter a plea.

A witness said Ellenis walked up to the window of the shop, brandished a semiautomatic gun and took a small amount of cash. There were eight to 10 customers nearby, police said.

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