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Candy store clerk robbed at gunpoint

Bexley police reported a local candy shop was robbed at gunpoint last week.

An employee of Anthony-Thomas Candy Shoppe, 2729 E. Main St., told police a man approached her at the counter at 12:26 p.m. March 31, showed a black semiautomatic handgun in his jacket pocket, and demanded money.

She complied and the man walked out the shop door headed westbound with an undisclosed amount of money.

The robber was described as white with a thin build, and 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 tall.

He wore a camouflage jacket, light blue jeans and tan work boots. The man had the hood of the jacket pulled up over a tan baseball cap.

In other incident reports from the Bexley Police Department:

* A burglary was reported in the 200 block of North Remington Road March 28. A resident reported someone entered his house and stole several pieces of jewelry valued in total at $1,900, a cosmetics bag and a pillow case.

* Someone entered an unlocked vehicle March 28 while it was parked in the rear of a business in the 2500 block of East Main Street and took a Toshiba laptop from the seat.

* An aluminum ladder was reported stolen from an unattached garage at a residence in the 200 block of North Stanwood Road March 28.

* A resident of the 2500 block of Brentwood Road reported that on April 1, someone broke a side window, reached in and unlocked the front door and entered the residence. The suspect walked around the residence but nothing was reported stolen.

* A resident of the 800 block of College Avenue reported someone stole his Apple Macbook laptop valued at $1,300.