Police seek public’s help in solving armed robbery attempt


LIMA — Lima police are seeking the public’s help in locating a person of interest who was involved in an armed robbery earlier this month.

The incident occurred at approximately 2 p.m. on Jan. 3 when a black male, said to be in his 20s, approached 50-year-old Richard Zeller at 142 N. Woodlawn Ave., Lima. The suspect, who reportedly was brandishing a handgun, demanded Zeller turn over his wallet and cell phone. The two men struggled briefly, police said, before the suspect fled without any of the victim’s property.

Anyone with information surrounding the incident are asked to contact Lima Police Department Detective Matt Boss at 419-221-5156.

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