On Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at 12:22am, an older white 4-door Plymouth/Dodge Neon was driven onto the southwest parking lot of Villa Nova restaurant located at 5545 N. High St. A Male/White suspect exited the vehicle and walked to the front of the restaurant while talking on a cell phone. He walked around the lot looking into vehicles and checking vehicle door handles. After seeing a laptop in a vehicle, the man reached into his pocket, removed something, and used it to shatter the front passenger’s window. He removed the laptop and returned to his own vehicle and exited the area. Surveillance photos of the suspect may be viewed on our website, www.stopcrime.org.
On Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 4:10pm, another theft from auto occurred at Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home. The victim’s front passenger window was shattered and a briefcase was stolen. A witness reported seeing a small white 4-door car with a white male leaving the lot during the same timeframe.
In addition to these vehicle break-ins, two others with nearly identical circumstances have been reported. The same suspect is believed involved.
The suspect is described as: Male/White, 6’ tall, 150lbs, bald/close cut hair, clean shaven, mid 30’s, wearing a light blue windbreaker style jacket, white tee shirt, blue jeans and white athletic shoes.
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 614-645-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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