LORAIN, Ohio - Lorain police are looking for a man they say took $400 in Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups over the last few months.
The latest incident happened at about 1 a.m. on Tuesday. The so-called “Reese’s Cup bandit” hit the Sunoco gas station in the 3100 block of Oberlin Avenue.
Police said the suspect was wearing a black sweatshirt with the hood pulled over his head when he walked into the store. The man, who’s described as being 18 years old, grabbed a couple Reese’s Cups and a bag of chips.
The gas station clerk said he tried to stop the thief by jumping over the counter and blocking the door. The suspect ran into the clerk, before he fled on Oberlin Avenue and then eastbound onto West 30th Street.
Employees estimate he has gotten away with $400 to $600 worth of Reese’s Cups. In the police report, employees said this has become a constant problem at the Sunoco station and that the thefts typically happen at about midnight.
This shoplifter with a sweet tooth is about 5 foot 10 and weighs 140 pounds, according to Lorain police.
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