Reward in beating raised

From Staff ReportsDecember 5, 2008 

— Self-Help Credit Union is offering a $2,500 reward for information aiding the investigation into last week's attack on its co-founder.

The Self-Help reward would be in addition to a reward already available from CrimeStoppers for information leading to an arrest in the assault on Martin Eakes on Nov. 24.

Eakes, 54, was beaten and robbed in a parking garage on Main Street. He was getting on the elevator in the garage when four men approached, punched him repeatedly and took his wallet, cash and two cell phones.

The amount of the CrimeStoppers reward would be determined by the agency's local board, said Police Cpl. Martin C. Walkowe, CrimeStoppers coordinator. Generally, the awards range from about $300 to $1,200, depending on the severity of the crime and nature of the tip, Walkowe said.

Police ask anyone with information to call Investigator A.C. Rogers at 560-4406, ext. 270, or CrimeStoppers at 683-1200. Callers do not need to identify themselves.

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