Wednesday, December 20, 2000

Suspect arrested in 4 gas-station robberies

By Marie McCain
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Cincinnati police arrested a man Tuesday afternoon who they think is responsible for four Greater Cincinnati gas-station robberies committed Monday and Tuesday.

        Ronald C. Miller of Milford was arrested at his home by Hamilton County sheriff's officers who had a warrant for his arrest.

        Mr. Miller, 35, was charged with three counts of robbery and one count of aggravated robbery.

        Prior to his arrest Tuesday, Mr. Miller had had minor run-ins with the law, the most recent a traffic altercation in 1994, according to court records.

        No one was hurt in any of the robberies, which began about 10 p.m. Monday, with a theft from a BP at 3590 Madison Road, in Oakley.

        The second took place at a Shell station, 2974 Colerain Ave., in Camp Washington shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday, while the third occurred at a Sunoco at 7100 Colerain Ave. in Groesbeck shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

        The last robbery occurred at a Speedway on Williams Avenue in Norwood shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday.

        Police reviewed videotapes of each robbery and said the robber wore different clothes during each incident, but his methods were basically the same. “He says he has a gun and keeps his hand in his pocket,” said Cincinnati Police District 5 Detective Paul Meyer.

        Mr. Miller, according to the arrest report, is “self-employed.” He was detained in lieu of bond Tuesday night in the Hamilton County Justice Center.

       Reporter Lew Moores contributed to this story.


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