Theft and Run on COTA Bus #11 near Courtright and Refugee

On Monday, June 3, 2013, at 6:05pm, a female passenger was riding on COTA bus #11. When the bus stopped at the intersection of Courtright and Refugee roads to let off passengers, an unknown male grabbed the victim’s purse and took off running northbound on Courtright Road into the Courtyards of Kimberly Apartments. The suspect is described as: Male/Black, late teens, 5’10”, 150lbs, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, khaki colored pants and black athletic shoes with yellow soles. A surveillance video of the crime may be seen 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 persons 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. T ax-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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