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Search Continues for Robbery Suspects
COLUMBUS (Jen French/Derek Drake)—The search continues for more suspects who may be connected to an east side convenience store robbery and subsequent murder of a store clerk.
The duo, Devonere Simmonds, 17, and Nathaniel Brunner, 18, eluded police for days. They were arrested Saturday morning in Dayton after an alleged week-long crime spree. Detectives believe at least two other people helped the pair with a convenience store robbery Wednesday night.
The Convenient Plus Food Mart on East Livingston was robbed after 11:00 pm on July 24, 2013. Imran Ashgar , 34, was working behind the counter when he was shot and later died at the hospital.
Columbus Police have released a surveillance photo of one of the persons-of-interest, but they have not released any information of the other.
If you have any information about this crime, you’re asked to contact Columbus Police at (614) 645-4545, or remain anonymous by contact the Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at (614)645-TIPS.