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Three men robbed at gunpoint in parking lot

Three men reported they were robbed at gunpoint at 2:15 a.m. Nov. 4 in the parking lot of a business in the 1500 block of East Dublin-Granville Road.

The men, two 25-year-olds and one age 26, said several people arrived in the parking lot in separate vehicles and that one fired a gun in the air several times after relieving them of a $105 calculator, a $65 school book and a book bag worth $25.

In other Columbus police reports:

* A woman was advised at 10:13 a.m. Nov. 4 in the presence of a police officer that she was on the "do-not-rent" list of a Morse Road motel and had to leave. The officer filing the report said the woman, who had violated occupancy rules at the motel, took offense at being told to leave and threatened to call the management.

* A 62-year-old Northgap Drive woman said she was "pushed around" by her granddaughter outside of her residence at 1 p.m. Nov. 1. The woman said the girl had become upset during an argument and kicked out the screen door of the house prior to the assault taking place.

* A resident of an apartment on East Dublin-Granville Road told police at 5:45 p.m. Nov. 4 she had been threatened. The 24-year-old woman said she had received text messages threatening her life and that of her unborn child.

* A woman said she was assaulted at 6:15 p.m. Oct. 30 when she took pictures inside her child's Cleveland Avenue day care center and threatened to report the owner regarding the cleanliness of the place. The 26-year-old Annagladys Drive resident said the owner grabbed and scratched her arm. When an officer spoke with the day care center owner, she said the woman who complained of being assaulted had been terminated from using the facility and that no physical altercation took place.

* The owner of a gas station on East Dublin-Granville Road just east of Sinclair Road reported Oct. 30 that an employee had allegedly taken $1,000 from the business' deposit bag before making the bank deposit at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 9.

* A 13-year-old boy said he was assaulted on Heaton Road at 9:45 a.m. Oct. 30.

* The manager of a business in the 2000 block of East Dublin-Granville Road reported that a customer who had just had service performed on his vehicle called the establishment on Oct. 30 at 12:45 p.m. and made threats.

* A 32-year-old Walford Street man was charged with aggravated robbery after officers caught up to him at 3:56 a.m. Oct. 29 as he was seen fleeing a store in the 1900 block of Morse Road. Officers had been summoned to the scene on a report of a disturbance. A handgun was found next to where the man was finally chased down, the report stated.