Police search for armed robber
The Westlake Police Department is investigating an armed robbery where the suspect fled the scene, police say.
The robbery occurred at 5:46 p.m., May 17, in the parking lot of 23775 Center Ridge Road, when a contractor in the parking lot was approached by an approximately 6-foot white or hispanic male wearing a dark hoodie and a paint ball-type protective helmet and goggles, according to a news release by Westlake Police.
The suspect brandished a handgun and robbed the victim of an undisclosed amount of money and left the area on foot. There were no reported injuries, the release said.
Westlake was assisted by North Olmsted, Bay Village, and Rocky River Police Departments in searching the area for suspect or suspects. No one has been arrested at this time. Detectives and officers are still on scene gathering physical evidence and statements from witnesses, according to the release.