A warrant has been issued for Kip Allen Wright, 27, of Findlay, in relation to an aggravated robbery at the Exxon store at 1831 Fostoria Ave. early Monday.
The warrant was issued through Findlay Municipal Court, and Findlay police say Wright was identified via surveillance video from the gas station.
Wright was indicted today on two counts of aggravated robbery, both first-degree felonies, both for the Exxon incident. One charge is for harming an employee, and one is for having a weapon. Both charges have a firearm specification.
Findlay Police Lt. Ryan Doe said the department chose not to release the photo of Wright on Monday, as they wanted to follow leads without the suspect knowing.
Doe said the department is still working to determine if Wright is responsible for the June 13 theft at the Games of Skill internet cafe and the June 19 robbery of CashMax, both on Tiffin Avenue. In each instance, a white male suspect wore a bandanna covering the lower part of his face.
About 6:55 a.m. Monday, Wright allegedly entered Exxon and demanded money from an employee while “brandishing a handgun,” police said. As the employee was walking toward the cash register, Wright allegedly struck the employee in the face with the gun. The employee continued to the register and gave the man an undetermined amount of money from it.
Hanco EMS treated the employee at the scene for an injury to his mouth and upper lip.
The CashMax and Exxon robberies involved a gun, but the theft from Games of Skill did not, Doe said.
The Findlay Police Department is asking for assistance in locating Wright. Tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 419-425-8477 or to the police department at 419-424-7150 outside of these hours. A reward may be eligible through Crime Stoppers for information that leads to Wright’s arrest.