Amish Couples Robbed at Gunpoint


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GEAUGA COUNTY, Ohio – The Geauga County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two men who robbed two young Amish couples at gunpoint, at separate times, about 11 p.m. Sunday on Patch Road in Parkman.

“The county sheriffs are doing a very good job of trying to track this down, and we really appreciate that,” said an Amish man driving by the robbery site in a buggy.

He said he is the father of one of the female victims, but did not want to give his name.

“She’s OK, having nightmares, but the criminal needs to be found and prosecuted to the full extent,” the man said.

“We do not know who they are, and that’s why we are asking for help,” Geauga County Sheriff Dan McClelland said.

The sheriff said the couples were about a half-mile apart, and they could actually see each other.

McClelland said two men in a white or grey minivan drove up to the couples, one at a time, while the passenger held a shotgun and demanded all their money.

One of the victims handed over his wallet–the other three had no money, but one handed over some cigarettes, McClelland said.

Victims were able to give enough of a description for a composite sketch of the suspect.

“If they think the Amish people won’t report it and press charges, they’re wrong, because we will. They need to go to prison, and that’s what the government is here for, a beam from God to prosecute the people who do wrong,” the victim’s father said.

Anyone with information on the suspects is urged to call the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office at (440) 279-2063.

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