Boardman Police: 'Careful' shoe store robber seemed disappointed - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Boardman Police: 'Careful' shoe store robber seemed disappointed in $700 score

Posted: Updated:
BOARDMAN TWP., Ohio -

Boardman Police are investigating the robbery of a Payless shoe store on Tuesday morning. 

According to investigators, a suspect went into the Payless store on Boardman-Canfield Road across from the Southern Park Mall shortly after 10:30 a.m. and told the employee that he was looking for steel toed shoes and a Mother's Day present for his sister. 

A report says the man waited until all of the other customers left the building about 20 minutes later and approached the clerk saying, "I know you have a safe. You need to open it. This is a robbery and I don't have a weapon." 

Police say the clerk opened the safe and emptied it into a Payless shopping bag. 

At that point, the clerk reportedly told officers that the suspect asked about a safe located above the safe, inquiring about whether it was a timed lock. 

Upon learning that the safe was timed for 10 minutes, police say the suspect instructed the employee to set the safe, lock the main door, and turn off the lights. 

The report says the suspect followed the employee through the store and sat in the back of the store. 

While waiting for the lock on the second safe to open, the suspect allegedly asked the clerk questions about the store's camera and surveillance system. 

The employee told officers that once the safe unlocked she and the suspect walked back to the front of the store, at which point he asked how much money was in the safe. A report says the employee told the man that there was about $700. 

The clerk reportedly told police that the suspect seemed "disappointed or concerned" and as if "he had not received enough money, as if he needed a certain amount."

Investigators say the suspect then walked out of the back door of the building, pulled car keys out of his pants pocket, and kept walking. 

A report says the suspect was "careful" not to touch anything, and what he did touch he allegedly used a tissue to touch them. 

The suspect is described as a man in his 30s, approximately 6'2", 210 pounds, with blond hair cut in a buzz cut, and a blonde beard. Police say he was dressed in jeans, a long-sleeved black polo shirt, and black dress shoes. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Boardman Police Department. 

  • More From wfmj.comHot ClicksMore>>

  • School shooting victims killed attempting to ward off gunman

    School shooting victims killed attempting to ward off gunman

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:37 AM EDT2018-05-22 11:37:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Fareed Khan). Abdul Aziz Sheikh, center, father of Sabika Sheikh, a victim of a shooting at a Texas high school, shows a picture of his daughter in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, May 19, 2018. The Pakistani foreign exchange student is among tho...(AP Photo/Fareed Khan). Abdul Aziz Sheikh, center, father of Sabika Sheikh, a victim of a shooting at a Texas high school, shows a picture of his daughter in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, May 19, 2018. The Pakistani foreign exchange student is among tho...
    An outgoing and 'really funny' student who blocked the door to try to prevent the gunman from entering the classroom and an exchange student who aspired to work in civil service were among the 10 people killed at a...More >>
    An outgoing and 'really funny' student who blocked the door to try to prevent the gunman from entering the classroom and an exchange student who aspired to work in civil service were among the 10 people killed at a Texas high school.More >>
  • What is lava haze? A look at Hawaii's latest volcanic hazard

    What is lava haze? A look at Hawaii's latest volcanic hazard

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 6:24 AM EDT2018-05-22 10:24:49 GMT
    (U.S. Geological Survey via AP). In this image provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, lava from fissure 20 enters the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii on Sunday, May 20, 2018. The volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii's Big Island has gotten...(U.S. Geological Survey via AP). In this image provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, lava from fissure 20 enters the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii on Sunday, May 20, 2018. The volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii's Big Island has gotten...
    White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass are billowing into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano pours down a hillside and into the ocean.More >>
    White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass are billowing into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano pours down a hillside and into the ocean.More >>
  • Miss Nebraska wins Miss USA competition

    Miss Nebraska wins Miss USA competition

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 4:13 AM EDT2018-05-22 08:13:46 GMT
    The show has begun to see who will go home with the Miss USA title.More >>
    The show has begun to see who will go home with the Miss USA title.More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms