Dustin Hilliard

Dustin Hilliard-Photo from Trumbull County Jail.

A Butler, Pa., man was arrested shortly after he tried to rob the Circle K convenience store in Masury on Nov. 24, Brookfield police said.
It was the second robbery at the store in a month.
Dustin L. Hilliard, 35, was arrested by Hubbard Township police after Brookfield police circulated a description of the 2000 Chevy Camaro that was seen speeding away from the area of the store, police said.
The store clerk, who called 911 at 3:48 a.m., told police that a man asked for money from the register.
“He asked for $60 so he get could get back to his mom,” Patrolman Gerald Hockey said in his report.
The clerk struggled with the register and couldn’t get it open, police said. The man became nervous and ran out the door, stealing a bottle of water, police said.
Another policeman was flagged down by a neighborhood resident, who informed him of the speeding car, police said. Hubbard Township police located the car at a gas station there, but it went onto Interstate 80 eastbound, police said. Hubbard Township police stopped the car on the highway.
Police said a hoodie matching the description given by the clerk was found in the car. Hilliard was questioned and admitted the robbery, police said. The clerk identified him as the perpetrator, police said.
Pennsylvania State Police contacted Brookfield police about a robbery that had occurred in the Grove City area and identified Hilliard as a suspect, Brookfield police said.
promoHilliard is in Trumbull County Jail and is scheduled to be arraigned on a charge of robbery Nov. 25 by Trumbull County Eastern District Court Judge Marty D. Nosich.
On Oct. 28, James E. Hill, 44, of New Castle, stuck up Circle K, getting away with $300, Brookfield police said. He has been arrested and his case has been bound over to a Trumbull County grand jury.