Police make arrest in Niles robbery

NILES, Ohio (WYTV) – A shoplifting suspect who got into a fight with a store employee and then ran away has been arrested.

Niles police arrested John P. Kellar, 39, of Warren, on Friday.

Kellar is charged with felony robbery in the Nov. 3 incident at the Sears department store inside the Eastwood Mall.

Police say Kellar got into a fight with an employee who attempted to detain him for shoplifting. The suspect left his shirt behind and jumped into the back of a black Pontiac Sunbird.

Police released surveillance video of the suspect through WYTV News and the police department’s Facebook page and he was identified.

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