This week’s “Crime of the Week” focuses on an Armed Robbery which took place on the Northeast side of Columbus.
On Saturday, August 4, 2018, at approximately 12:30am, Columbus Police patrol officers responded to a residence on Palmer Park Circle West on what appeared to be a home invasion. The victim, Eric Manias, had returned home to his first floor apartment. As he attempted to unlock his front door, two male black suspects (one dressed in a red hoody and one dressed in white clothes) rushed Mr. Manias from behind and forced him into his apartment at gunpoint. Once inside, the suspects demanded Mr. Manias’ valuables. In the process, Mr. Manias was shot two times before the suspects fled the area in an unknown direction. Mr. Manias was transported to Grant Hospital in critical condition.
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.
All tips to Crime Stoppers are anonymous. Crime Stoppers does not use Caller ID or record telephone conversations. A special coding system protects the identity of the caller. Crime Stoppers also takes calls from persons with information about any felony. Information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of a felony suspect could qualify the caller for a reward as determined by the Crime Stoppers Board of Directors. For more information on Central Ohio Crime Stoppers, visit our website at www.stopcrime.org.
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 7 a.m., 9 a.m. and at 6 p.m., as well as Monday at 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.