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Several gas stations raided in Cuyahoga County

The raids took place in East Cleveland and Richmond Heights.

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, Ohio — At least three Cuyahoga County gas stations were raided early Monday morning. 3News cameras witnessed the raids unfolding at the following locations:

  • Euclid and Shaw avenues in East Cleveland
  • Euclid and Superior avenues in East Cleveland
  • Richmond and Highland roads in Richmond Heights

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The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office has not released any details, but did tell 3News it’s an investigation involving white-collar economic crimes. No indictments have been issued at this time.

Later in the day, Tyler Sinclair at the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office provided the following update to 3News: "This is related to an investigation of a theft ring operating throughout Cuyahoga County. Thousands of dollars of stolen merchandise and property were recovered from today's warrants. Charges are expected to be filed."

He said the situation remains under investigation.

The Cleveland Police Department also issued a statement about the raids: "The Cleveland Division of Police Financial Crimes Unit is currently investigating a theft ring involving interstate commerce. Along with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, investigators have executed multiple search warrants in Cleveland, East Cleveland and Parma. The investigation is in the early stages and no additional information is available for release at this time."

No additional details were immediately available, but we will update this story once more information is released. Be sure to stay with 3News for the latest on this developing situation.


Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published on Feb. 25, 2021.

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