Police beat

Woman says screams scared off would-be abductor

Tuesday December 3, 2013 11:27 AM

A senior citizen reported a man tried to abduct her at 2:33 p.m. Nov. 30 in the parking lot of Indianola Plaza.

Columbus police reports say the woman, 71, had just left a business in the plaza in the 3600 block of Indianola Avenue when a man armed with a knife attacked her.

The woman, who lives in the Northland area, told WBNS-10TV that the man attempted to push her into her car and take her purse, but she screamed and the suspect ran off.

An attempted burglary also was reported in the 2600 block of Indianola Avenue at 4:08 p.m. Nov. 30.

The victim told police someone attempted to take a video-game console worth $500, but was unsuccessful. Damage to a front-door window was estimated at $100.

In other Clintonville-area police reports:

* A $500 shotgun and a MP3 player valued at $300 were reported stolen from a car parked in front of a home on Sunnyside Lane.

The crime, reported at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 27, took place between 10 p.m. Nov. 26 and 7 a.m. that morning, according to the victim. Reports said the car may have been unlocked, as there were no signs of forced entry.

* An East Weber Road woman contacted police at 11:23 a.m. Nov. 22 to report she was harassed on Facebook.

* An East Dunedin Road resident summoned police at 7:20 p.m. Dec. 1 after discovering her garage had been broken into and a $200 saw was missing. The woman said the break-in took place after 8 p.m. the previous day.