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Man flees after robbing High St. credit union

The KEMBA Financial Credit Union branch at 4311 N. High St. was robbed at 1:10 p.m. Feb. 5, according to Columbus police reports.

The suspect, whose actions were noted by several witnesses, left the scene in a white Ford pickup truck, heading east on Aldrich Place before turning north on North High Street, witnesses told officers.

The robber, who took $3,674 in cash, was described as a light-skinned black man wearing a gray coat with the hood up, a black scarf covering his face, and black and red ski gloves, reports said.

A Broad Meadows Boulevard resident said she was assaulted by a male visitor at 3:30 a.m. Feb. 10. She told police the man grabbed her by the neck and shoved her into a wall. He also damaged her cellphone, according to reports.

A Westwood Road resident reported at 4:29 p.m. Feb. 9 that his home had been broken into and $16,750 worth of jewelry stolen. The burglary took place between 10 p.m. Feb. 1 and 3:30 p.m. Feb. 9, the victim said. Damage to a rear window was estimated at $300, according to reports.

A Morse Road man contacted police at 5:53 p.m. Feb. 8 to report his home had been broken into. The crime took place between 7:50 a.m. and 5 p.m. that day, the victim said. Two television sets worth a combined $800 and a $600 laptop computer were reported stolen.

Three outdoor air-conditioning units valued at $3,000 each were reported stolen from outside Olentangy Point townhomes at 10:43 a.m. Feb. 7. The units were removed from the individually owned properties between Jan. 1 and 9:30 a.m. the day the report was filed, police said.

A report was filed at 8:49 a.m. Feb. 6 regarding vandalism and attempted burglary at Bishop Watterson High School, 99 E. Cooke Road, that occurred between 10:35 and 10:45 p.m. Jan. 28. The suspects, identified in the report only as males, damaged a retaining wall and tried to get into the building through three different doors, according to reports. Damage to the wall was estimated at between $400 and $500.

A car for sale at a dealership in the 3000 block of North High Street reportedly was vandalized between 7 p.m. Feb. 4 and 3:16 p.m. Feb. 5. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $800.

An Olentangy Boulevard man filed a report at 3:10 p.m. Feb. 4 stating he had permitted another man to take a car for a test drive and to have a mechanic check it out Sept. 2. The victim stated he hasn't seen the prospective buyer or the $2,600 car since.