Villa Hills man brought loaded handgun into work, demanded $250K, Blue Ash police say

Posted: 12:17 PM, Feb 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-26 23:49:37Z

BLUE ASH, Ohio -- A Northern Kentucky man showed up at his workplace Friday with a loaded handgun and demanded the business hand over $250,000, according to court records and the Blue Ash Police Department.

Justin Kremer, 32, of Villa Hills, faces charges of aggravated robbery, extortion and disrupting a public service. All are felonies.

Kremer went into Coordinated Financial Planning, on West Lake Forest Drive in Blue Ash, Ohio, just before 4 p.m. Friday, police said in a news release.

In court records, an investigator alleged Kremer said it was his last day and wanted the money in exchange for not releasing emails to the company's clients that would damage the business.

He also told an employee he didn't want to use the gun, according to those same court records.

All five floors of the building were locked down until Kremer was taken into custody.

Blue Ash police said Kremer also had a shotgun, a machete and ammunition in his vehicle outside.

The incident is still under investigation, the department said.