Kroger robbery suspect in custody


By Michael Ullery - mullery@civitasmedia.com



Mike Ullery | Daily Call Officer Hargis of the Piqua Police Department leads robbery suspect Eric Higgens Jr., 28, to a waiting police cruiser on Tuesday afternoon. Higgins was arrested in connection with the robbery of the Piqua Kroger store recently.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call Officer Hargis of the Piqua Police Department leads robbery suspect Eric Higgens Jr., 28, to a waiting police cruiser on Tuesday afternoon. Higgins was arrested in connection with the robbery of the Piqua Kroger store recently.


PIQUA — An arrest was made on Tuesday in connection with the recent robbery of the Piqua Kroger store on Covington Avenue.

In custody is Eric Higgins Jr., 28, of Piqua.

Deputy Piqua Police Chief Marty Grove said that shortly after midnight on the Feb. 6, a male subject entered the Kroger store and passed a note to an employee “demanding money and if she did not cooperate, she could be shot.”

“Detectives investigated, followed up some tips from the general public and other leads,” said Grove, “and that led to the arrest of Mr. Higgins.”

Higgins was located hiding inside a cabinet at his girlfriend’s residence and taken into custody without incident, where he was questioned, not only by Piqua police, but also by detectives from the Greenville Police Department, where he is a suspect in the robbery of a Speedway gas station this past Sunday.

Higgins was transported to the Miami County Jail, where he will be incarcerated while awaiting arraignment on a single charge of aggravated robbery in connection with the Kroger robbery.

Further charges may be forthcoming by Greenville police.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call Officer Hargis of the Piqua Police Department leads robbery suspect Eric Higgens Jr., 28, to a waiting police cruiser on Tuesday afternoon. Higgins was arrested in connection with the robbery of the Piqua Kroger store recently.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/02/web1_022117mju_ppd_erichiggens-1.jpgMike Ullery | Daily Call Officer Hargis of the Piqua Police Department leads robbery suspect Eric Higgens Jr., 28, to a waiting police cruiser on Tuesday afternoon. Higgins was arrested in connection with the robbery of the Piqua Kroger store recently.

By Michael Ullery

mullery@civitasmedia.com

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