March 24, 2016

Update on Fairview Village and Westgate robberies:

The Fairview Park Police Department has identified the three males in the photos provided in our earlier press release. The identification came via tips provided by the public and other law enforcement agencies. Through investigation it was learned only the male in the stocking cap was involved in the robbery. The two others featured in the photograph had no part in the crime.

Our investigation also showed the group responsible for the March 13, 2016 Fairview Village Apartment strong arm robbery also committed the March 18, 2016 Westgate Shopping Center carjacking. The parties responsible are juveniles and are currently in the custody of the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center. It is believed they are responsible for numerous similar crimes throughout Cuyahoga County. The Fairview Park Police are currently working with other jurisdictions for an accurate accounting of the group’s criminal activity.

The Fairview Park Police would like to thank the public, our partners in law enforcement, and the local media outlets for their assistance in this investigation.