Bizarre robbery caught on video, Tiffin PD searching for suspect - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Bizarre robbery caught on video, Tiffin PD searching for suspect

(Source: Tiffin Police) (Source: Tiffin Police)
TIFFIN, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The Tiffin Police Department is searching for the person they believe robbed a local gas station.

The police posted to their Facebook page that at 1:10 a.m. Wednesday, they received a call that the Hi-Miler gas station at 247 South Sandusky Street had been robbed.

Surveillance video shows the suspect entered the store holding a weapon and some kind of squirt bottle. The store clerk attempted to fight him off by throwing things at him, but the suspect squirted the clerk in the face with an unknown liquid, which caused his skin to burn. The suspect then fled the scene with money from the cash register.

Police said on Facebook that the suspect was holding what appeared to be a gun wrapped in a sock.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing between 160 and 180 pounds, and wearing all black clothing with gloves and a mask.

The police released the surveillance video, hoping someone will recognize the suspect or his clothing.

Customers are shocked a crime like this happened in their town.

"I've heard of crime around, but like I said, I wouldn't expect it on a main road here," said James Rainey.

Others question security measures.

"Maybe we need more security cameras around here," said Ken Huffman, who visits the gas station daily.

After seeing the video, Huffman was happy his friend the clerk was unharmed.

"I was proud of him, really proud of him. I just wish that the crate that he threw was just a little bit higher so that he could have knocked him down or something," said Huffman.

Anyone with information should contact the Tiffin Police Department at 419-447-2323.

Mobile users, click on the "Video" button in the app to watch this story. Download our app here.

Copyright 2013 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • LC native buys over 200 tickets for community to see Black Panther

    LC native buys over 200 tickets for community to see Black Panther

    Saturday, February 17 2018 7:24 PM EST2018-02-18 00:24:57 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
    Theaters around the country including right here in Lake Charles are selling out for the movie Black panther.  But for many in the community they got a chance to see the movie for free, thanks to one Lake Charles native.  The mall food court was packed Saturday.  As a large group enjoyed their tea,lemonade, pizza and boudin, but the mall food court wasn't their final stop. Because everyone was headed to the movies to see Black Panther.  Marrion Borden was so e...More >>
    Theaters around the country including right here in Lake Charles are selling out for the movie Black panther.  But for many in the community they got a chance to see the movie for free, thanks to one Lake Charles native.  The mall food court was packed Saturday.  As a large group enjoyed their tea,lemonade, pizza and boudin, but the mall food court wasn't their final stop. Because everyone was headed to the movies to see Black Panther.  Marrion Borden was so e...More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Some warm and dry weather through Monday, before more rain on Tuesday

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Some warm and dry weather through Monday, before more rain on Tuesday

    Saturday, February 17 2018 5:31 PM EST2018-02-17 22:31:50 GMT
    Dry weather expected for SundayDry weather expected for Sunday

    Tonight, the showers will start to wind down. There should not be much rain left after midnight. Clouds will linger overnight. It will still be a muggy night, with temperatures not cooling down very much. I’m forecasting a low of 59 degrees, but it may not cool down that far overnight. By Sunday, the same front that stalled over us, will begin to weaken. Therefore, I do not think there will be many showers around. I’m keeping a 20% for a little bit of drizzle overnight.

    More >>

    Tonight, the showers will start to wind down. There should not be much rain left after midnight. Clouds will linger overnight. It will still be a muggy night, with temperatures not cooling down very much. I’m forecasting a low of 59 degrees, but it may not cool down that far overnight. By Sunday, the same front that stalled over us, will begin to weaken. Therefore, I do not think there will be many showers around. I’m keeping a 20% for a little bit of drizzle overnight.

    More >>
  • Captain Daniel Johannes Goos statue unveiled in Lake Charles

    Captain Daniel Johannes Goos statue unveiled in Lake Charles

    Saturday, February 17 2018 4:53 PM EST2018-02-17 21:53:50 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    It's been more than five years in the making, but Saturday Captain Daniel Johannes Goos now stands over the lakefront in Lake Charles.  Crowds of people gathered by the Lakefront Promenade this morning all waiting to see the the statue of Captain Daniel Johannes Goos.  "When you mention Captain Daniel Goos you may get he sounds familiar or if you're lucky you get oh like Goosport," said descendant Erik Jessen.

    More >>

    It's been more than five years in the making, but Saturday Captain Daniel Johannes Goos now stands over the lakefront in Lake Charles.  Crowds of people gathered by the Lakefront Promenade this morning all waiting to see the the statue of Captain Daniel Johannes Goos.  "When you mention Captain Daniel Goos you may get he sounds familiar or if you're lucky you get oh like Goosport," said descendant Erik Jessen.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly