This week’s “Crime of the Week” focuses on an Aggravated Robbery which took place in Columbus.
On October 5, 2019, at 7:45pm, the suspect entered T-Mobile located at 5070 N. High Street, armed with a large blade. The suspect rushed in the store wearing a green “Alien” mask and a cross slung black and red gym bag. The employee, seeing the suspect brandish the blade, ran in a back room and locked the door. The suspect decided to flee the store. The suspect momentarily raised his mask and video was taken of his face. The suspect fled towards N. High St.
At approximately 7:53pm, the suspect entered Subway located at 2811 Morse Road. The suspect brandished his knife and demanded the register cash from the cashier, who opened the register and the suspect took the available cash. The suspect fled out the side door towards Chesford Road.
At approximately 8:20pm, the suspect entered Chipotle located at 4750 Morse Road. Once again, the suspect brandished his blade demanding cash from the cashier. She opened the till and the suspect took the cash. Another employee of the business followed the suspect and stated he got into what appeared to be a gray or silver colored 4-door car (possibly a Honda Civic). Photos of the suspect may be viewed on our website at www.stopcrime.org.
Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the person(s) responsible for this crime. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477) or go to our website at www.stopcrime.org and e-mail your tip. You may also submit a tip by downloading our new free P3 Tips mobile app available on the iOS and Android platforms. We are no longer taking tips via text message.
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Crime Stoppers is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization. Reward money comes from private individuals, businesses, and foundations that see Crime Stoppers as an integral tool in the community’s fight against crime. Tax-deductible donations can be sent to Central Ohio Crime Stopper’s, Inc., and P.O. BOX 16038, COLUMBUS, OH 43216-6038.
Watch for the depiction of each “Crime of the Week” during newscasts on WCMH NBC 4, Sunday morning 7a.m., 9 a.m. and at 6 p.m., as well as Monday 11 a.m. Also watch for the depiction to be aired on WBNS 10TV, WSYX ABC 6, WTTE FOX 28, and featured in The Columbus Dispatch every Monday.