Mansfield Police say recently a crime committed where an armed suspect was caught shortly after committing a robbery. However, the firearm was not located in their possession. It is possible the firearm may have been hidden and/or “passed off” to another individual, prior to officers locating the suspect. Officers did search the area on two different occasions but were unable to locate the firearm. This occurred in the area of South Foster Street.
Chief Ken Coontz would like to remind parents to speak to their children concerning the dangers of firearms and what to do. If a child locates a firearm, they should not touch it and report its location to an adult right away, who should then contact police.