This week’s “Crime of the Week” focuses on a Robbery which took place in Columbus.
On Sunday, September 10, 2017, at 9:36pm, an unidentified male, completely covered by his clothing, entered the Drury Inn located at 6170 Parkcenter Circle in Columbus. The male immediately walked to the front desk, pointed a black handgun at the employee and demanded money. The employee complied by placing the cash drawer on the counter. At that point, the suspect took the money from the drawer then walked around the counter and escorted the employee to the back office area, warning the employee “…if you push a button, I’ll shoot you…” The suspect then demanded that the employee open and give him the money from the safe. Because the employee could not get the safe open quickly enough to satisfy the suspect, he instructed the employee to follow him outside, where he demanded money from the employee’s wallet. Disappointed that the employee only had a dollar, the suspect fled the scene on foot. There was no suspect vehicle observed. The male suspect is described as: 5’7, 160-190lbs, wearing a black, hooded (zip-up) jacket with silver writing on the back, black ski mask with “slit” holes, black gloves, and blue jeans. Surveillance video of the suspect may be viewed on our website at www.stopcrime.org.
The Drury Inn and Crime Stoppers are partnering to offer a $5,000 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.