Man arrested in connection to local robberies

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GIRARD, Ohio (WKBN) – A man wanted in connection to robberies in Liberty was arraigned in Girard Municipal Court Friday.

James Stanford, Jr., 52, is facing aggravated robbery charges. His bond was set at $150,000.

Liberty Police Chief Toby Meloro says the charge stems from an Aug. 26 armed robbery at Speedway on Belmont Avenue and another robbery at Sallys Beauty Supply on Sept. 3.

Meloro said that with the assistance of U.S. Marshals, the Niles Police Department and other neighboring agencies, they have identified Stanford as the suspect in those crimes.

The police department posted “person of interest” pictures on their Facebook page shortly after the robberies.  

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Liberty Police Captain Ray Buhala at 330-539-9847 or email at

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