Police beat

Man wielding note robs Indianola Avenue bank

Tuesday December 10, 2013 11:35 AM

Huntington Bank, 3350 Indianola Ave., was robbed at 10:25 a.m. Dec. 4, according to Columbus police reports.

Reports said a man in his mid-30s and wearing a dark sweatshirt handed a teller a note that said, "Give me all the money, nice and slow." After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled on foot, police said.

In other recent Clintonville-area police reports:

* A West Weber Road residence was burglarized between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 5. The victim contacted police at 6:44 p.m. to say he had come home to find numerous items missing, including a television, laptop computers, digital cameras and video equipment, a video-game console and several games. The stolen items together are valued at $2,937, reports said.

* Copper plumbing worth $500 was reported stolen at 1 p.m. Dec. 4 from a Walhalla Road residence undergoing renovations. The contractor said the copper items were removed from the property after a front window was smashed, causing $200 in damage. The break-in occurred between 5 p.m. Dec. 3 and 7 a.m. Dec. 4.

* An Indianola Avenue resident contacted police at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 3 to report the apparent September theft of the heating and air-conditioning system for his home. The victim said he had arranged in August for an individual to replace the HVAC system at his home. In September, he said, the contractor took the existing unit, worth $2,600, saying he intended to sell it to partially pay for the new equipment. That's the last the Indianola Avenue man has heard from the contractor, he said.

* An argument over an air hose at a convenience store in the 2800 block of North High Street resulted in a woman being punched in the shoulder with a closed fist by a man, reports said. The incident took place at 2:19 p.m. Nov. 29. The victim said the suspect also punched a window of her vehicle. The store's manager told officers the suspect had been acting aggressively.

* Someone pried open the sliding glass door of a Georgetown Drive residence between 8:15 a.m. and 5:29 p.m. Dec. 4, removing a $500 television while causing $500 in damage, according to reports.