Grove City Record

Man reports robbery of laundry money, phone


Last week, a Grove City man was robbed at gunpoint while trying to make change to do his laundry, according to the Grove City Police Division.

At 11:30 p.m. May 5, after trying to make change at a gas station, the 30-year-old Grove City man was walking to a nearby bar and was behind the businesses in the 3000 block of Southwest Boulevard when he was stopped by two unidentified men.

One of the suspects approached him from behind and placed a hard object, which the resident believed to be a gun, in his back and demanded his money. The resident raised his hands in the air while the other suspect took $3 and a cellphone from the man's pocket.

The second suspect then said to the first, "Let's get out of here," and both suspects ran off through a hole in the fence, police reported.

The resident had intended to use the $3 to make change that night, so he could do his laundry, according to reports.

The resident walked to a friend's house on Willowood Place to call the police, but there was no answer at the door when he knocked, so he went home and went to bed. The next day, the man told his father about the incident, and his father called the police.

There were no descriptions of the suspects other than they were both wearing dark hooded sweatshirts and dark pants.