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Published: Saturday, 9/3/2011 - Updated: 3 years ago

Manhunt fails to find suspect in N. Toledo Rite Aid robbery


Authorities conducted an unsuccessful manhunt Friday for a robbery suspect.

The search started near Point Place before 1 p.m. with Toledo police. They were joined by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office when the suspect, accused of robbing a North Toledo Rite Aid on Monday, fled into Michigan.

The sheriff’s office had called in a K-9 unit and a helicopter to help look for the man, whom police have identified as 48-year-old Brian Lipp of Lambertville.

Authorities concentrated much of their search in the area of Suder Avenue and Sterns Road. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team was searching a bean field, authorities said. The search was suspended shortly before dark Friday.

Mr. Lipp, who is named in an arrest warrant charging him with aggravated robbery, is white, 5 feet, 9 inches, 160 pounds, with gray hair and a tribal tattoo on his upper left arm.

Authorities say he entered the Rite Aid, 5033 Suder Ave., at 1:17 p.m. Monday, looked at vitamins, and chatted with a store clerk and customer, before pulling a gun and telling them not to “be heroes.”

He then grabbed an undetermined amount of cash from a register and fled, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 419-255-1111.

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