The three men who were arrested last week have been charged in connection with the Feb. 13 murder of 46-year-old Mohamed Hassan at the West Bridge Street Sunoco.

The three men who were arrested last week have been charged in connection with the Feb. 13 murder of 46-year-old Mohamed Hassan at the West Bridge Street Sunoco.

Austin Mackenzie Cusey, 18, and Jeffery M. Collins, 22, both of Columbus, were arrested Feb. 22 after police executed a search warrant at a Hilliard Motel 6.

Following a search for 22-year-old Eddie J. Murphy, he was arrested by a Columbus SWAT team Feb. 23.

Columbus police spokesman Rich Weiner said police received information on Murphy's whereabouts at about 8 p.m. Feb. 23.

"Last night, investigators did receive information that said they were going to be in the area of (Interstate) 270 and (state Route) 62 on the south end of Columbus," he said. "The information was that they were going to be in the area or already were in the area. SWAT officers went down there and set up surveillance."

When a car containing Murphy pulled into a gas station, SWAT officers arrested him, Weiner said.

All three suspects have been charged with aggravated murder and aggravated robbery.

The charges stem from the Feb. 13 robbery of the Sunoco at 201 W. Bridge St. The night clerk at the business, Hassan, was shot and killed during the robbery.

Police also have connected the suspects to the Feb. 3 robbery of Max & Erma's, 411 Metro Place North in Dublin, and a break-in at the Powder Room shooting range, 2470 state Route 750 in Powell.

"We were able to determine Max & Erma's and Sunoco were connected to the break-in at the Powder Room in Powell," Dublin Police Chief Heinz von Eckartsberg said during a Feb. 23 press conference.

According to Powell Police Chief Gary Vest, the Powder Room was broken into after midnight Feb. 8.

"They broke through the wall and obtained 97 weapons," he said.

During the Feb. 23 press conference, police said they retrieved seven weapons and Columbus police later received a tip on more guns.

"Investigators received information on a large amount of guns that could be found in the rear of 299 Martha, which is on the city's west side," Weiner told ThisWeek. "Patrol officers found a significant amount of weapons. Fifty to 60 weapons were recovered. ... I cannot comment on whether or not they were from the Powder Room, but it is my belief they were."

According to Vest, charges against the suspects in the Powder Room break-in are forthcoming.

The investigation was carried out by police in Dublin, Hilliard, Columbus and Powell, as well as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

"I can't remember a time in my career when we've had this kind of cooperation," von Eckartsberg said.

Information on the stolen guns can be reported by calling 1-800-ATF-GUNS.