Police investigating armed robbery at Norwood United Dairy Farmers

Posted at 6:35 AM, Aug 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-25 12:36:07-04

NORWOOD, Ohio -- An armed suspect robbed the United Dairy Farmers in Norwood Thursday, police said, almost one month after someone robbed the Mount Healthy location. 

Police said the suspect got away with an undetermined amount of cash Thursday after the robber walked into the store armed with a gun at about 7:30 p.m.

The suspect got into a red 2-door Ford Explorer with no front license plate. A black woman wearing a yellow shirt drove the car, and they were last seen turning left on Smith Road.

Police said the suspect was last seen in this Ford Explorer turning south on Smith Road.

It’s too early to tell if Thursday’s robbery is connected to the four other Hamilton County UDFs that have been held up over the past month, police said. 

A man wearing a white, skull-face mask first robbed the UDF on Montgomery Road on July 21, police said, followed by the UDF on Vine Street in Elmwood Place and the Mount Healthy location on July 27.

Cincinnati police say a K-9 tried to track the suspect when he held up the UDF on Madison Avenue in Oakley on Aug. 7.

Lt. Ron Murphy said police want to “get these people off the street as soon as possible."

"At some point, one of these robberies is going to go bad. We hope that doesn't happen, but the odds are eventually there's going to be somebody injured in a robbery,” Murphy said.

Police have not made any arrests.

Police released this image from surveillance videos last month after someone robbed the Mount Healthy location. Police don't know if the robberies are connected.


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The Norwood UDF was closed Thursday night and early Friday morning as investigators gathered evidence. The store reopened at 4 a.m. Friday.

Anyone who can identify the suspect or vehicle should call Detective Jeffrey Barger at 513-458-4540.