Police arrest man they say was changing clothes after OTR robberies

Searching for armed robbery suspect

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati police have made an arrest in a series of violent crimes in Over-the-Rhine.

Police say a man recently robbed people at gunpoint and then changed clothes in a bathroom at Washington Park. The armed robberies happened in the 1200 block of Republic Street and the 1600 block of Elm Street.

Gerald Solomon, 55, has been arrested in the case. He faces aggravated robbery charges.

“The first offense involved two young women who were leaving their residence early in the morning. The second was an elderly man who was on his way to work,” said Sgt. Brian Trotta of the Violent Crimes Squad.

Police believe Solomon was targeting people who are on their way to or from work in Over-the-Rhine. If you have any additional information, call Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040.

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