June 27, 2016

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Thief makes off with more than $1,000 from Aldi store

MONTVILLE TWP. — Police are investigating a robbery at an Aldi supermarket that was caught on camera.

Police said the robber got away with more than $1,000 just after closing time Sunday.

A man stole $1,100 from Aldi supermarket, 3444 Medina Road, Montville Township, on Sunday. Police are investigating and no one has been arrested. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Shift manager Amanda Endress, 25, of Orrville, told police she was deactivating the automatic doors and locking up just after 7 p.m. Sunday at the market, 3444 Medina Road, when a man approached the door.

After Endress let the man in, he hurried down one aisle and ran back toward Endress, pushing her toward a cash register and demanding, “Open it,” Montville police Sgt. Matthew Neil said.

Neil said the man did not brandish a weapon, but kept his hand under his shirt when he accosted Endress.

“I think she could easily have assumed he had a gun, but he never actually showed one,” Neil said.

Endress opened the register and the man removed $1,100 in cash. He last was seen running west toward FirstMerit Bank, 3460 Medina Road.

Endress alerted the other worker, who was in the store’s office at the time, and called police.

The robber was described as white, in his 40s with flushed skin and “pock marks” from chickenpox or acne.

He wore jeans, a blue sweatshirt and a dark baseball cap with a yellow or orange emblem.

Contact reporter Nick Glunt at (330) 721-4048 or nglunt@medina-gazette.com.

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Nick Glunt primarily covers courts and crime in Medina County. He served The Gazette from September 2012 to December 2015. Contact him at (330) 721-4048 or via email at nglunt@medina-gazette.com.