Preble County Sheriff investigating New Paris gas station robbery

By Austin Schmidt -

NEW PARIS — New Paris Police are investigating an armed robbery which occurred last Friday at a local convenience story.

The Preble County Sheriff’s Office and the New Paris Police Department responded to a call related to an armed robbery early Friday morning, Jan. 15, at the J & M Mini Mart, located at 126 South Washington Street in New Paris.

At approximately 1:15 a.m. Friday, units responded after receiving a 9-1-1 call from the owner, who advised as he was leaving for the night, a white male suspect confronted him. The suspect forced the owner back into the store and demanded money, brandishing a firearm during the robbery, according to officials.

The suspect fled from the building. A K-9 from Eaton Police Division responded to the scene but was unable to locate the suspect. The suspect fled with an undetermined amount of cash.

By Austin Schmidt

Reach Austin Schmidt at 937-683-4062, or on Twitter @aschmidt_RH.

Reach Austin Schmidt at 937-683-4062, or on Twitter @aschmidt_RH.