Theft of Firearms in Worthington

On Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at approximately 2:30pm, a home in Worthington was burglarized and numerous firearms were taken. Neighbors reported seeing a male white, 5’7-5’10, 175-200lbs, with dark hair, driving a Red Toyota pickup truck (possibly a Tundra) with a black stripe on the sides. The burglarized home is adjacent to Walnut Grove cemetery. The firearms taken are listed below:

Mauser BYF 1944 K98
Luger BYF 1936 P08
Arisaka Type 99
Arisaka Type 38
Mosin Nagant M91130 1938
Mosin Nagant Carbine 1952
Mosin Nagant Tula 1944 Revolver
Also taken were Russian surplus ammunition 7.62x54R, 1 Samsung TV, 1 Sony Brava TV, and a Nikon Cool Pix digital camera. Photos of the types of firearms stolen may be viewed on our website,

Crime Stoppers has posted a reward of up to $2,000.00 for any information received by March 28, 2012, 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 614-645-TIPS (8477) or go to our website at and e-mail your tip. You can text a tip to “CRIMES” 274637, key word CMH.

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 or call Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-877-645-TIPS (8477).

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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