Armed robbery in Greenfield Wednesday night


By David Wright - dwright@civitasmedia.com



Authorities are actively seeking a man who allegedly robbed The Gold Rush in Greenfield Wednesday night, according to local law enforcement.

Highland County Sheriff Donnie Barrera said in a news release that the sheriff’s office received a call around 10:17 p.m. reporting an armed robbery at a local business in Greenfield.

An officer with the Greenfield Police Department identified the business as The Gold Rush. The business’ Facebook page describes it as a “skilled stop games” arcade, located on SR 753 outside of Greenfield.

The caller reported a male subject, appearing to be in his late 20s, wearing a mask, a hoodie and blue jeans entered the business brandishing a black handgun, Barrera said.

According to Barrera, the man demanded money and left with an unknown amount.

“The robber got away with an undetermined amount of money,” Barrera told The Times-Gazette.

The Greenfield Police Department and deputies and detectives from the sheriff’s office responded to the scene, Barrera said.

As of Thursday afternoon, authorities were conducting a followup investigation at the scene.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery should contact the Highland County Sheriff’s Office by calling 937-393-1421, or by making an anonymous tip through the Tip411 smartphone app.

“We’re actively investigating this matter,” Barrera said. “Hopefully, people will help us by giving us tips and sending us some information.”

According to Highland County Prosecuting Attorney Anneka Collins, armed robbery is a first-degree felony, and carries a possible sentence of 11 years in prison.

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By David Wright

dwright@civitasmedia.com