Reward offered in Orrville robbery

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 16, 2005

Valerie Ashmon

The Selma Times-Journal

Early Wednesday morning, the owners of D and L Service Station became Orrville’s most recent burglary victims.

“We are having a rash of burglaries in the Orrville community,” said Larry Nickles. “Houses are being broken in and property is being stolen.”

Nickles, the co-owner of the service station said that he has two friends whose homes were robbed within the last week.

“We have good folks here,” he said.

Nickles said that the burglar entered his store through the front door sometime between midnight and 2 a.m. Four tires were taken: two 195/60/15 Gillette’s and two 205/60/15 MultiMile Grand Am’s. Together the tires are valued at over $300. Nickles has been in business for almost 30 years. He said that for the past few years, his store has been robbed once or twice a year.

Unfortunately, the thieves are usually not caught. “If you can imagine, it kind of feels like I have been abused,” he said. “You’re in business and you try to be helpful and do the right thing, but there’s a few folks who make it tough on all of us.”

He said that he is offering a $500 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator.