Nelsonville Aggravated Armed Robbery, Poplar St, early Sun, 11/4/18, contact Nelsonville PD if you have any information

NPD armed robbery

The Nelsonville Police Department responded to a report of an Aggravated Armed Robbery in the 600 block of Poplar Street at 6:58 AM, Sunday, November 4, 2018. The incident, reported to Athens County 9-1-1, occurred in the alley between Poplar Street and Chestnut Street.  The victim was approached by two men, one African American and one white, while he was starting his vehicle.  Both men were wearing masks and were armed with handguns.  The victim complied with their demands and gave them his wallet and cell phone.  The suspects then fled on foot.

The Nelsonville Police Department is asking for any information that may help identify the suspects in this incident. You may contact the police department at 740-753-1736 or email the investigating officer, Captain Ed Kurtz, at

Safety reminders:

  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Travel in a group when possible
  • Report suspicious behavior/activity
  • Property can be replaced, lives can not