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Grandview: Man enters car, robs female driver

A robber got away with just $4 after threatening a woman with a gun last week in Grandview.

The woman called Grandview Heights police March 11 to report she had been robbed in the 1000 block of Wyandotte Road. The woman said she had pulled her car over to enter information in her GPS unit when a man entered her vehicle, showed a gun and asked for money. He asked her to go to an ATM, but left after the woman told him she did not know where a bank machine was.

The man made off with $4.

The robbery is being investigated for a possible connection to a March 10 incident in the 1300 block of West Second Avenue, in which a woman reported a man demanded she give him all her money as she was exiting her car and told her he had a gun. Subsequent to the March 11 incident, Grandview police charged Clinton A. Agbor, 20, of Rivers Run Drive in Lewis Center with aggravated robbery in connection to the March 10 incident. Columbus police also reportedly charged Agbor with aggravated robbery in connection with previous incidents that occurred in Columbus.

In other recent Grandview Heights police reports:

* Officers were dispatched just before 5 p.m. March 15 to the 700 block of Northwest Boulevard on a report of a domestic dispute. They found a Columbus man arguing with a group of people. The man, who appeared to be under the influence of narcotics, admitted to smoking crack cocaine earlier in the day, reports said. He was arrested for disorderly conduct after he refused several officers' requests that he stop shouting. The man was released to his father. A search warrant for his car was issued and the search revealed three hypodermic needles, a glass pipe with suspected cocaine residue, and a Chore Boy, a brand of scouring pad often used by people smoking crack to retain some of the cocaine vapors, reports said. The man additionally was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of drug-abuse instruments.

* An officer was dispatched March 16 to an apartment building in the 1000 block of West First Avenue on a report of the theft of a large gold-trimmed mirror from the building's second floor. The mirror is valued at $300.

* An employee of a business in the 1000 block of Ridge Street reported March 14 that two catalytic converters and two mufflers were stolen from a company vehicle over the past 11 days while it was parked outside of the business.

* A resident of the 1200 block of Glenn Avenue reported March 13 the front passenger-side windows of his car were shattered and his car stereo, valued at $2,200, was stolen.

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