This week’s “Crime of the Week” focuses on a Robbery which took place in Columbus.
On Friday, July 28, 2017, at 2:54pm, an unidentified male entered the Subway Restaurant, located at 3386 S. High Street. The suspect then entered the restaurant restroom. Coming out a short time later, he approached the counter and while standing in line, he allowed others to place orders before him, hoping they would leave the store. The male ordered a sub and other items, but realizing that more customers steadily entered the restaurant, he decided to enact his plan. When he reached the cash register to pay for his food, he also demanded the money from the register while implying a weapon. The suspect placed his red bag on the counter and instructed the cashier to place the money into the bag, to which the employee complied. The suspect fled the restaurant and ran north, then east from that location. The suspect is described as: Male/White 30’s, 5’5, 1501bs, thin build, dark brown hair and beard, blue eyes, wearing dark rimmed glasses, black hoodie jacket, white t-shirt, black ball cap, dark shorts, and grey tennis shoes. He has a tattoo on his left hand between the left index finger and his left thumb. He was carrying a red drawstring book bag. Surveillance photos of the suspect can be viewed below.
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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