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Oakwood Village man arrested in Twinsburg armed robberies

Twinsburg, Kent police jointly investigate January robberies at Best Stop, Safeway

BY APRIL HELMS Reporter Published: January 27, 2017 3:28 PM
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An Oakwood Village man was arrested Jan. 25 in connection with several armed robberies in Twinsburg and Kent.

The Twinsburg and Kent police departments and announced say Eugene Jordan Littlejohn, 20, of Oakwood Village, has been charged with two counts of aggravated robbery in Twinsburg for allegedly twice robbing the Best Stop on Ravenna Road at gunpoint; and two counts of aggravated robbery for alleged armed robberies in Kent. Aggravated robbery is a first-degree felony.

Littlejohn remains in the Portage County Jail on 10 percent of a $250,000 bond as of press time Jan. 30. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Feb. 3 before Judge Kevin T. Poland in Portage County Municipal Court.

According to police, the Twinsburg and Kent police departments jointly investigated the case leading to the arrest of Littlejohn, who is believed to have robbed the Best Stop in Twinsburg on Jan. 10 and Jan. 24; and the Safeway Food Store on Fairchild Avenue in Kent on Jan. 3 and Jan. 22.

In the Jan. 10 incident at Best Stop, two black men reportedly entered the store around 8:35 p.m. and stole an undisclosed amount of money and a cell phone. One of the suspects had a black handgun, according to the police report. A clerk at the Best Stop called police to report the robbery, but the suspects fled before police arrived.

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In the Jan. 24 incident, which occurred just after 9 p.m., police were again called to the Best Stop on a panic alarm. Responding officers met with two store employees, who said they were robbed at gunpoint. The single suspect this time took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the area in a vehicle.

No injuries were reported in any of the four incidents, according to police.

Twinsburg Assistant Police Chief Bob Gonsiewski said the investigation is ongoing and more arrests may be made in connection with these cases.

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