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Columbus police: Wave of burglaries reported in German Village area

A rash of burglaries was reported recently in German Village.

Between 10 p.m. June 12 and 8 a.m. June 13, a suspect entered an unlocked security gate at a house in the 200 block of East Whittier Street.

The suspect then cut of a lock on a woodshed and stole a $250 power washer.

The suspect apparently left behind two fishing polls, which were taken into the police property room.

A 30-year-old woman reported a $1,000 computer and $50 worth of watches were stolen between 11:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. from an apartment in the 100 block of East Whittier Street.

A company reported that $3,000 worth of equipment was stolen between 4 p.m. June 13 and 6:30 a.m. June 16 from a construction site in the 600 block of Mohawk Street.

The items included a $1,430 plate compactor, $9,000 trash pump, $1,295 power washer, $321 compressor and a generator, whose value was not listed in the report.

More than $3,000 worth of merchandise was stolen between 12:25 and 7:30 p.m. June 17 from a residence in the 700 block of East Whittier Street.

There was no sign of forced entry.

Two laptops, one valued at $1,000 and another estimated at $1,500, $20 cash, a $600 computer, $10 worth of DVDs and a $100 bicycle were stolen, the victim told police.

In other recent crime reports from the German Village area:

An attempted burglary occurred between 6 p.m. June 13 and 9 a.m. June 16 at a residence in the 800 block of Mohawk Street.

The residence was vacant at the time of the attempted break-in, so nothing was taken, the construction manager told police.

The construction manager said it appears the suspect tried to pry open the front doors, causing $500 worth of damage.

A woman told police someone stole her son's $70 fishing pole while he was fishing June 16 at Schiller Park.

The woman told police that someone fishing with her son took the fishing pole but wouldn't return it.

Between 8 p.m. June 9 and 6:30 a.m. June 11, someone pulled up about 20 annuals valued at $400 from Schiller Park.

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