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Grove City: Man with scarf over face robs Subway shop

A man robbed a local restaurant after indicating he had a weapon, Grove City police reported.

At 10:29 p.m. Feb. 15,a man wearing a scarf over his face walked into the Subway at 3200 Broadway and told the two employees, "This is a robbery." He jumped over the counter by the register, leaving a shoe print, and put his hand under his shirt, leading the employees to believe he had a weapon.

The man ordered one employee to open the cash register and then told both to go to the back of the store, get on the ground and count out loud. He left the store in an unknown direction. Nearly $240 was reported stolen.

The suspect was described as a white man, 5-feet-11 and 140 pounds with brown hair, blues eyes and wearing a red Ohio State sweatshirt, jeans and full-framed reading glasses. His hands were reported to be covered with socks or mittens.

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

* The general manager of Buckeye Gold, 3461 Broadway, reported an employee had been fired for not following policy after $235 turned up missing between Jan. 18 and Feb. 4, while the employee had been working solo. According to reports, the manager told police he had found discrepancies in paperwork. A customer would come in, sell jewelry to Buckeye Gold, and the employee would enter a higher amount on the paperwork than what she was paying the customer. No charges have been filed and no arrests have been made.

* A resident of the 4100 block of Broadway reported on Feb. 20, his Social Security number had been compromised. While completing his 2013 Federal Tax Return, he was informed by the IRS someone had already filed a return with his information

* At 11:13 p.m. Feb. 16, officers responded to Skate America, 4357 Broadway, on reports of a bag of marijuana being found. The manager told police that kids had told her a young male had been going around asking them if they wanted to buy marijuana, but when the manager confronted the male, he emptied his pockets upon request and did not have anything in them. Later, the manager found a plastic bag containing marijuana near where she had talked to the male. He told her it wasn't his. The marijuana was taken by the police.

* Between 6 a.m. and 4:40 p.m. Feb. 20, a burglary occurred a residence in the 2900 block of Parlin Drive. Someone entered and stole $1,000 worth of items, including a television and video game system. There were no signs of forced entry, but the resident told police both the front and back door were locked when he arrived home and discovered the burglary.

* Police responded to the 4700 block of Hunting Creek Court after a resident reported someone had used his debit card between Jan. 27 and Feb. 18, to make more than $1,700 worth of fraudulent purchases online. The resident still had possession of his card and has since canceled it.

* Between 2 p.m. Feb. 10 and 11:59 p.m. Feb. 13, someone used the credit card number belonging to a resident of the 1200 block of London Groveport Road to buy a camera for $230 online. Another fraudulent purchase was attempted on Feb. 13, for $185.

* Extension cords valued at $800 were reported stolen from the parking lot of a business in the 3400 block of Urbancrest Industrial Drive at 10:51 p.m. Feb. 16. The cords were plugged into semi-tractors in the lot. In addition, three battery cables had been cut on on of the tractors, resulting in $150 worth of damage. Video footage from the business did not capture a suspect, but it did capture footprints crossing the road into the lot of another business as well as a pickup truck leaving the drive and heading west on Lewis Centre Drive.

* While a Dayton man ate lunch at 12:35 p.m. with his work truck parked in the 1600 block of Stringtown Road, two other men were seeing taking two spools of copper valued at $1,500 from the bed of the vehicle. The suspects drove a vehicle described as a late '90s, small tan truck with a white cap and registration tag to a Galloway man. The driver was described as a white man, about 50 years old, while the passenger was said to be about 30 and wearing a red beanie knit cap.

* Police responded to the 3600 block of Sterling Park Circle at 12:06 a.m.. Feb. 17, after a resident reported the front license plate stolen from her vehicle. She discovered the theft after getting home from work. She had last noticed the plate at 4 p.m. Feb. 17.

* Someone entered an unlocked vehicle parked in the 2300 block of Suffolk Lane between midnight and 2 p.m. Feb. 20, and stole the owner's speed ammunition loader, valued at $20. The speed loader had been left in the glove box with five rounds of ammunition.

* Between 10 p.m. Feb. 18 and 7:30 a.m. Feb. 19, someone entered an unlocked vehicle in the 2300 block of Trimble Lane, rummaged through it and stole change.

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