ONW Special Report: Ohio’s Peanut Butter Cup Bandit Strikes Again

Earlier this week, at approximately 1:00 am, a lone man in a hoodie walked into the Sunoco on Oberlin Avenue in Lorain, grabbed himself a whole mess of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (and some chips) and then disappeared into the night. And this wasn’t the first time.

Dubbed the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Bandit, this man has reportedly stolen an estimated four to six hundred dollars in Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups over the past few months, all from the same Sunoco. Each time, the suspect calmly walks in, grabs the peanut butter cups, and then takes off before employees can stop him. During this last caper, the Bandit also grabbed some chips on the way out, which almost resulted in his being captured. One of the employees took the opportunity to “block the door” in an attempt to subdue the criminal. The perpetrator, however, was able to escape when he “spun” the employee around.

Lorain Police are asking for anyone with information to contact them at 204-2105.

Surveillance video showing the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Bandit
–via Morning Journal

Read the Morning Journal’s original report here.


I’ve heard of having the munchies, but this is ridiculous! And what kind of thief goes into a store, snatches up a mountain of peanut butter cups, and then pauses on the way out and thinks “you know, I need a little something salty to go with all this sweetness” before grabbing some chips?

I’m not sure, but you do have to give the guy some credit for his mad skills. He’s carrying all that booty and he’s still able to avoid capture by performing the age-old ninja escape move of spinning someone around.


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