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Grove City: Information sought on man who robbed local Subway

A man who implied he had a gun robbed a local Subway last week, Grove City police reported.

Around 8:54 a.m. Aug. 13, a man entered the Subway at 3200 Broadway and displayed a brown paper bag over his hand, implying he had a gun under it. The man demanded money from the register, took it, then ordered the employees into the restaurant's cooler and fled. It was not reported how much money he got away with.

The suspect is described as white, 5-feet-9 and in his late 30s or early 40s. He has light-colored hair and a goatee with a few gray hairs. The man wore a tan hoodie, light-colored shorts and black sandals. He drove off in an older model turquoise sedan that might have had a passenger.

Anyone with any information regarding the robbery or the suspect is asked to contact the Grove City Division of Police at 614-277-1710.

In other recent incident reports from Grove City police:

• A burglary was reported between 7:15 a.m. and 9:15 p.m. Aug. 14 at a residence in the 2900 block of Addison Drive.

A neighbor called police after seeing the victim's door open, apparently having been kicked in. After being contacted by officers, the resident told police that a fireproof safe, a knife, his checkbook, a toaster and personal documents were stolen. The total value of the stolen goods was estimated at $560.

• More than $2,200 worth of items, including a television and a laptop computer, were reported stolen in a burglary at a residence in the 4600 block of Tayport Avenue. A back window was broken out to gain entry.

• Police arrested and charged Joshua Jamaal Taylor, 20 of Heroncreek Boulevard in Columbus, with carrying a concealed weapon and improperly handing firearms following a traffic stop at 3:32 p.m. Aug. 14 in the 1600 block of Stringtown Road.

During the stop, officers contacted the owner of the vehicle Taylor was driving and were told Taylor did not have permission to use it, reports said. The owner also gave police permission to search the car after Taylor refused to hand over the keys.

Police found a loaded handgun under the driver's seat as well as a jar and plastic bag containing marijuana and a set of scales. No drug charges were listed, but the weapons charges are felonies.

• Someone used the credit card information of a resident in the 2500 block of McDonald Court between Aug. 7 and 12 to make four fraudulent purchases totaling more than $1,600. The resident still had the card in his possession.

• A resident of the 4500 block of Teabury Square reported that sometime between Jan. 1 and Aug. 12, someone used her personal information to open a phone account in her name. In July, she received a bill for more than $6,000.

• In a breaking and entering incident between 4:39 p.m. Aug. 14 and 7 a.m. Aug. 15, a Columbus company's construction site trailer parked in the 2700 block of London Groveport Road was burglarized. More than $600 worth of copper wire, a weed trimmer valued at $150, a printer valued at $190, a laptop computer valued at $1,500 and more than $2,600 worth of other tools were stolen.

• A building under construction in the 2800 block of London Groveport Road was broken into between 7 p.m. Aug. 14 and 6:15 a.m. Aug. 15. Someone forced entry through a window and stole more than $3,500 worth of tools and equipment.

• At 2:34 a.m. Aug. 15, home surveillance video captured footage of a man walking up to a pickup truck in the 5000 block of Snowy Creek Drive and stealing from the front passenger seat. Taken was an encrypted USB hard drive valued at $150, a wireless hotspot device valued at $100 and football-shaped golf bag valued at $400 containing containing $700 worth of clubs. The vehicle had been unlocked.

• Between 1 and 9 a.m. Aug. 11, someone stole a bicycle from the back of porch of a residence in the 2500 block of Larosa Drive.

• A vehicle belonging to Pennsylvania company was broken into while it was parked in the 3900 block of Jackpot Road between 9 p.m. Aug. 12 and 9:15 a.m. Aug. 13. Tools worth $1,000 were stolen and $250 worth of damage was done to the vehicle in the process.

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