This week’s “Crime of the Week” focuses on an Aggravated Robbery which took place in Columbus.
On Monday, January 28, 2019, at approximately 4:23pm, two armed suspects entered the rear of a home located on Tobi Drive, by using patio furniture to break the rear door. Per surveillance video, both suspects are seen with a handgun prior to entering the home. Upon entering the home, both suspects were confronted by the homeowner who also displayed a firearm at which time both suspects fled the scene on foot. At the time of the incident there were three occupants in the home who had taken refuge in a bedroom located in the basement. The suspects are described as: One suspect is seen wearing red shoes, blue jeans, black sweater, and black mask; the other suspect was wearing all black with white gloves and a white ski mask. Surveillance video of the suspects may be viewed 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 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 7a.m., 9 a.m. and at 6 p.m., as well as Monday 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.