Reward Helps CoGo's Track Robbers

PITTSBURGH -- Faced with a recent rash of robberies that the company believes are connected, CoGo's Co. has gone on the offensive. The chain, which operates 75 convenience stores in the Pittsburgh area, is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for 12 robberies at stores in Brookline, Carnegie, Dormont and Mt. Washington, Pa. during the past month.

The reward has drawn the attention of the local news media, which CoGo's hopes will help the chain solve the case quickly. Two major Pittsburgh newspapers are running the story, and regional television affiliates are displaying a high-quality security tape of one robbery for thousands of viewers.

"In order to protect our employees and our customers, we're offering the reward program," Kevin Donas, manager of human resources for CoGo's, told CSNews Online. "There's somebody out there that knows who is doing this."

In other news, CoGo's vice president and chief operating officer Joseph Donas announced his resignation, effective December 31, after serving the company for more than 10 years.

"With everything in life there comes a time when you feel deep in your heart that a change is necessary, and in this case I see it as being a good change for CoGo's and me," Donas said in a statement.