CAREY - A Carey resident reported an armed robbery to Carey Police Department Wednesday morning.
According to a release from the department, it received a 911 call from 301 Crabapple Drive at 6:19 a.m. Wednesday.
The release states the suspect or suspects forced entry into the garage and gained entry into the residence.
The resident was awakened and confronted one suspect in the home. The suspect brandished a hand gun, demanded money, received a small amount of cash from the resident and fled the home through the same door he entered, it states.
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation processed the scene and collected fingerprint and DNA evidence. The suspect is described as a man about 5 foot, 7 inches, tall and 180 pounds who was wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt.
Chief Daniel Walter said no one had been taken into custody Friday. No one was injured, he said.
He recommended people look out for one another and be vigilant. He encouraged them to turn on porch lights, use motion detectors and flood lights if they have them, and lock doors when they leave or go to bed.
"Lights deter crime. ... Leave some extra lights on," he said.
The robbery remained under investigation Friday, and the department was seeking information. There is a $500 reward for anyone who provides information resulting in the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s).
To report suspicious activity, call Carey Police Department at (419) 396-7678 or (419) 396-7679.