This week’s “Crime of the Week” focuses on a jewelry Theft which took place in Columbus.
On Thursday, February 16, 2017, at approximately 5:50pm, two unidentified males entered the Kohl’s store, located at 3360 Olentangy River Road. While in the store’s jewelry section, one of the men asked for assistance from the sales clerk, requesting to examine a pair of 1 carat diamond stud earrings, valued at $5,000.00. The clerk complied and removed the earrings from the display case, but because of an uneasy feeling about the man, kept them “in-hand.” Suddenly, without warning, the male grabbed the earrings from the clerk’s hand and both suspects fled the store, running through the parking lot to an awaiting car. Both suspects are male white, in their mid-late 20’s. Suspect #1 is unshaven or attempting to grow “mutton chops”, had a diamond stud earring in his right ear and a script style tattoo on his neck. He wore a red Nike hooded sweatshirt, faded blue jeans, red/black sneakers, and a gray baseball cap with red accents. Suspect #2 wore jeans, baseball cap, and a gray hooded sweatshirt with “Ohio State” in red block letters. The suspect car is a black or gray 4dr. sedan, possibly a Mitsubishi Mirage (1995-2003) and was last seen heading westbound from the location. It is believed that Suspect #1 was also involved in a felony theft the previous week at the Macy’s store in Tuttle Mall. Pictures of the suspects and vehicle may be viewed on our website 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 can text a tip to “CRIMES” 274637, key word CMH.
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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.
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