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Clintonville: Gunman takes cash from High Street credit union

Smart Federal Credit Union, 3454 N. High St., was robbed at 9:04 a.m. July 9 by an individual who brandished a gun and announced, "You have 30 seconds to open the safe," according to Columbus police reports.

The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to reports.

In other recent Clintonville-area police reports:

* An 18-year-old homeless woman said two to five people, "dressed all in black," beat her up and stole her green backpack at 1:16 a.m. July 10 in the 400 block of Broadmeadows Boulevard. The pack, which the victim valued at $5, contained $20 worth of clothing and jewelry valued at $10. The woman said she could not identify any of her attackers.

* A Chase Road woman filed a report at 9:09 a.m. July 6 regarding a break-in at her home. The crime took place, she said, between 10 p.m. July 4 and 12:01 a.m. July 5, when someone entered the house through an open and unlocked front door and unlocked screen door. A $100 purse containing a $40 wallet and $75 in cash, along with a pair of athletic shoes valued at $80, $3,000 worth of jewelry and a pair of $300 sunglasses, were among the items missing, reports said.

* A $400 laptop computer and nylon cases worth $40 were stolen July 9 by someone who broke into a car parked near the intersection of Olentangy Boulevard and Northmoor Drive. The victim, a Faculty Drive resident, said the break-in took place between 4 and 4:44 p.m., and that she also lost credit and debit cards, her checkbook and her driver's license to the thief.

* A shed on the property of Glen Echo Presbyterian Church, 220 Cliffside Drive, was reported broken into at 9:30 a.m. July 7. A $450 snow blower and $350 lawn mower were removed from the shed between noon July 2 and 9 a.m. July 3, according to reports.

* Columbus International High School, 100 Arcadia Ave., was burglarized last week by someone who set off a fire extinguisher in the cafeteria. The break-in, reported at 8 a.m. July 7, took place after 4 p.m. July 6. Damage was estimated at $100. The employee who filed the report said an administrator would review footage from numerous cameras inside the building.

* Tools valued at $3,400 were stolen from a work truck parked on East Kelso Road, the owner reported at 6:41 a.m. July 7. He said someone pried open the front door of the vehicle between 8:30 p.m. July 5 and 6 a.m. July 6.

* A Powell man said he was threatened at 2:30 p.m. July 5 while he was at a residence on Overbrook Drive. In a report filed July 7, the victim quoted the threatening comments as including, "I'm a lot bigger than you and I could hurt your puny little body. If I come back here and you are here, you better have a gun. I know I might go to jail."

* Someone firing a BB gun or pellet gun was blamed for causing $3,700 in damage to vehicles at a used car lot in the 4600 block of North High Street, according to a report filed at 10:43 a.m. July 8. The damage was inflicted between 6 p.m. July 1 and 9 a.m. the day of the report.

* A bank employee filed a report at 9:18 a.m. July 10 accusing a customer of depositing checks totaling $3,179.74 at numerous branches, including the one in the 5000 block of North High Street, then withdrawing money before the checks were determined to be "dishonored items." The deposits to tellers and through ATMs took place May 26 and 27, according to reports.