Campbell man indicted on aggravated robbery charges


YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning County grand jury indicted a Campbell man on one count of aggravated robbery and three counts of robbery in a series of heists at gasoline stations and a Subway sandwich shop.

The aggravated robbery count the grand jury lodged today against Schon Howard, 44, of 12th Street, pertains to a Jan. 8 heist, in which he allegedly brandished a knife and demanded cash from a clerk at the Subway restaurant on Mahoning Avenue in Youngstown.

One robbery count alleges Howard demanded money Jan. 2 at a BP gasoline station on East Midlothian Boulevard.

Another pertains to a Jan. 11 robbery at the Speedway Gasoline Station on North Meridian Road in Youngstown, in which he allegedly demanded the cash register drawer while standing with his hand in his pocket as if he were carrying a gun. The female employee handed over the cash drawer.

Yet another lists a July 22, 2012, robbery at the same Speedway, in which Howard allegedly threatened the cashier.

He was arrested Jan. 25 at a Sycamore Street home on the city’s North Side.

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