A man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, mask and gloves pulled a knife on an employee as he robbed a Grove City salon supply shop last week, Grove City police reported.

A man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, mask and gloves pulled a knife on an employee as he robbed a Grove City salon supply shop last week, Grove City police reported.

Police responded at 2:47 p.m. Nov. 11, to Cosmoprof, 3032 Southwest Blvd., to a robbery in progress. Officers surrounded the area until making contact with the store employee, who said the suspect had already fled the area.

The employee reported the disguised man, who she said was white, pulled a pocket knife on her when she encountered him in the center of the store. He grabbed her and said, "I don't want to hurt you. Give me all your money."

They went to the cash register where she opened the drawer, and he took all the cash and left. The amount lost is estimated to be $150.

The store manager was in the back of the shop during the robbery. She snuck into the rear office and called police while the suspect was at the front of the store with the employee.

In other recent incident reports from the Grove City Division of Police:

* About 1 a.m. Nov. 9, a resident of the 3300 block of Willowood Place woke up when he heard someone knock on his door. When he got out of bed and answered the door, he found three men, two of them with guns. One told him to get down on the ground while the other two ransacked the place, collecting property.

The resident told police he had marijuana in a hidden compartment under his couch, and the suspects went straight for it. They also stole $320 cash, a $200 videogame system, a $100 controller and a $400 television. Police searched the neighborhood but found no suspects.

The same Willowood Place resident reported a burglary at his residence between 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11 and 6 a.m. Nov. 12. Nothing was taken, but someone kicked in the front door, causing $300 worth of damage. The resident, who was staying at a friend's, suspects the same three men who had robbed him because he had talked to the police about the robbery.

* At 12:17 a.m. Nov. 11, a resident of the 3700 block of Wagner Court called police to report a suspicious man crouched by his vehicle in his driveway. Officers found the suspect, a 40-year-old Columbus man, at the corner of Dolores Drive and Wagner Court, carrying a black jug with a funnel in his jacket pocket.

The man told officers he was looking for help with his car and that he knew some people in the neighborhood, but when pressed by police, he couldn't keep his information straight, reports said.

When told the suspect's name, the resident said he had bought a car from him a while back and that suspect felt the resident still owed him $500, which the resident did not dispute. The Columbus man told police he came to the residence to put water in the car's gas tank, but despite being in the driveway and near the vehicle, he had not carried out his plan. The suspect was served a summons to appear in Grove City Mayor's Court on a trespassing charge.

* The owner of a restaurant in the 2300 block of Stringtown Road found evidence of a break-in between 8 p.m. Nov. 10 and 9 a.m. Nov. 11, when she entered through the back door that morning and found the alarm system torn from the wall. She left and called police. Damage to the alarm system is estimated to be $500. In addition, $1,200 cash from an office filing cabinet and $500 worth of meat was stolen.

* Two people, one a woman and the other unknown, attempted to file a forged prescription for Oxycodone at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11, at a CVS Pharmacy, 2120 Stringtown Road. The woman presented a driver's license for a "Mr. Underdew," whose name was on the prescription but who was not present to fill it.

The pharmacist made of a copy of the prescription and returned the original to the suspects, saying CVS did not carry that medication. The pharmacist called the doctor on the prescription the next day and learned it was forged. The doctor's office recently had a prescription pad stolen.

* A 48-year-old Grove City man was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of drugs following a traffic accident at 6:15 p.m. Nov. 9 in the 4100 block of Demorest Road. The man, the only driver involved, said he had been distracted by his radio when he struck a parked vehicle on the right side of the roadway. He told police he had not been drinking but had already taken three Oxycodone pills that day. His pupils were contracted, and he appeared to be in a lethargic state, according to reports. After performing poorly on field sobriety tests, he was arrested.

* Officers responded at 11:29 p.m. Nov. 12, to a residence in the 4700 block of Nicholas Point Drive on reports of someone calling the home and stating he was outside the window. The resident told police he had received multiple calls from multiple numbers demanding he send money or the callers would harm him and his family.

One number, which called at least eight times to make threats, came back with a Jamaican area code, but there were no other leads. The resident told police he was scared and believed the calls to be real threats but did not have any idea who would be making them.

* A resident of the 3400 block of Red Cedar Court woke up after sleeping from 11 p.m. Nov. 14 to 10 a.m. Nov. 15, to find his car keys and wallet missing from his bedroom and his father's $42,000 Honda Accord missing from the driveway. The wallet contained $20 and a credit card that was found to have been fraudulently used at a pair of gas stations. The resident tried to contact a friend who had spent the night and left prior to his waking up, but he was unsuccessful.

* Someone committed identity fraud against a resident of the 3600 block of Lydias Court, using his bank information on Nov. 13 to a make a purchase of more than $500 at a Columbus gas station and a $1 pending charge an business in Plainview, N.Y.

* Two trucks belonging to a resident of the 3300 block of Voeller Avenue were vandalized between 6 p.m. Nov. 13 and 6 a.m. Nov. 14. The damage from scratches to the side and tailgate of the vehicles is estimated at $400.

* Between 11:30 p.m. Nov. 12 and 1 p.m. Nov. 13, someone entered a vehicle parked in the 2600 block of Glendale Road and stole a wallet. There were no signs of forced entry, and the owner was unsure if it had been locked. Someone also attempted to use a debit card from the wallet at a couple of gas stations and a Dairy Queen.

* About $1,000 worth of copper pipe was stolen between 8 p.m. Nov. 6 and noon Nov. 10, from an air conditioning unit behind Southwestern Church of Christ, 3767 Grove City Road.

* Copper piping, about $1,000 worth, also was reported cut and missing from American Electric Power poles in the area of Demorest Road and Big Run South Road between midnight Nov. 8 and 2:08 p.m. Nov. 10.

* The parent of a student at Central Crossing High School, 4500 Big Run South Road, reported her son heard another student making racial slurs at lunch to a group of students between 10 and 11 a.m. Nov. 14.

After bring told to leave and becoming irate, the suspect student walked off and threatened to bring a gun to "shoot all their heads off." The student said he only knew the first name of the suspect and that he had recently transferred from another school for making similar threats. The school resource officer and supervisor on duty were notified of the incident.