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Police search for suspect in series of Sayler Park gas station robberies

This photo was taken inside the UDF in the 6600 block of Gracely Drive (Photo: Cincinnati Police) This photo was taken inside the UDF in the 6600 block of Gracely Drive (Photo: Cincinnati Police)
This photo was taken inside the Sunoco  gas station during the robbery in the 6300 block of River Road (Photo: Cincinnati Police) This photo was taken inside the Sunoco gas station during the robbery in the 6300 block of River Road (Photo: Cincinnati Police)
SAYLER PARK, OH (FOX19) -

A string of armed robberies at local gas stations with disturbing images of the robber.

Now a community is coming together to try and help police find the man behind it.

"It's very scary to know that there's a rifleman in our neighborhood," said Jackie Litchfield Apted.

On Wednesday night, surveillance video shows a man storming into the Sunoco on River Road demanding cash and even pointing a shotgun at the clerks and a boyfriend of one of the clerks.

"This is just way out of the ordinary and it's kind of scary," said Erin Clark.

The night before, police say the same guy committed a similar crime at the UDF on Gracely Drive, and investigators are also looking for a suspect in a home invasion that happened on the same street on Monday.

So on Friday community leaders including Sheriff Jim Neil joined for a police appreciation night where they discussed various topics including this serial robber.

"We don't want to be afraid. We are taking steps, we're not going to sit back," said Litchfield Apted.

Jackie Litchfield Apted stresses this small west side neighborhood just isn't used to this.

"We grew up here, we used to run the streets and we never came home until the lights came on and we want that again for the kids growing up here," said Litchfield Apted.

Erin Clark is a longtime resident of the community and says they have an appointment with the mayor to try and put pressure on the city and CPD to increase patrols in Sayler Park.

"Police presence is really low down here, we're lumped in with district 3 so response time is slow and their presence down here is minimal. If you see them you know something is going on," said Clark.

Clark adds that they're doing their part to help police in any way possible.

"We've been posting the videos and all the information we have nonstop and communicating with each other trying to figure out who this person is," said Clark.

Through all of these robberies, police say no one has been hurt. If you know anything about the suspect call police.

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