Robbery on video

Robbery on video


Store surveillance video captured a male wearing a white half-mask over his face rob the clerk at the Rocky’s AM/PM Food Mart, 1744 W. Market St., at 9:34 p.m. Wednesday.

Police say the video shows the man — about 6 feet tall and weighing 250 to 300 pounds — walking from a bronze or silver four-door 2003 Cadillac DeVille toward the store wearing a black-hooded sweat shirt with a large skull and cross bones in the back.

Two customers were in the store at the time — a father and his small son, who were near the cash register. The boy’s father pulled him back from the counter as the robbery took place, police said.

Theft probed


Township police are investigating a theft case in which a man stole a crossbow valued at $1,000 from Dick’s Sporting Goods, 550 Boardman-Poland Road.

According to a police report, a man entered the store about 3:40 p.m. Wednesday and left a few minutes later with a black Barnett “Ghost 410” crossbow.

This is the second case of a crossbow being stolen from Dick’s in four days, though video surveillance indicates that two different suspects were responsible.

Bookmobile stop


The Overdrive Digital Bookmobile will make a stop on its national tour at the Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The bookmobile, housed inside a high-tech tractor-trailer, will be open to the public. Overdrive provides downloadable e-books and audiobooks, which are available free from the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County at

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