Three armed robberies under investigation
Reynoldsburg police are investigating three armed robberies that happened between Nov. 20 and 24.
The first occurred at 9:48 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Sunoco gasoline station at 6201 E. Livingston Ave. , where the manager said a white man with tattoos on his hands and face, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, walked into the station and implied he had a gun.
He robbed the store and left, heading north on E. Livingston, according to the report. The manager told police the man, possibly in his 30s, was approximately 5-feet, 8-inches tall and weighed 150 to 160 pounds. Officers said they checked the area, but did not locate the suspect.
The second armed robbery was reported at 5:38 p.m. Nov. 21 in the 2000 block of Commons Road South. A man reported someone he knows put a gun to his head and demanded his money. He told police the suspect left in a white Cadillac Deville.
Officers were dispatched on a third report of an armed robbery at 1 a.m. Nov. 24 in the 2000 block of Creekview Court. A woman told police she parked her car after work and started to walk into her apartment when she was approached by a man pointing a gun at her and demanding money. She said he was wearing a black hoodie, black sweats and a mask. Officers set up a perimeter around the area but did not locate the man.
In other police news:
* Police charged a 15-year-old girl with illegal possession of a deadly weapon in a school safety zone Nov. 20 at Reynoldsburg High School, 6699 E. Livingston Ave., after they found a four-inch pocket knife concealed in her jacket pocket. The principal stated she had received a tip from a student that the girl had brandished the knife on the school bus that morning and made threats about another girl.
* A woman reported someone broke into her 2008 black Toyota Rav4 between 8 p.m. Nov. 20 and 8 a.m. Nov. 21 while it was parked in her driveway in the 6400 block of Birchview Road South. She said a maroon leather handbag was taken from her vehicle, along with $200 in cash. Police said there were no signs of forced entry.
* A man reported he saw two black men taking a large flat-screen television from his neighbor's apartment at 11:17 p.m. Nov. 16 in the 7900 block of Truman Trail. He told police he had taken his dog outside when he saw the suspects exiting the neighbor's back door with the television. He said he ran back into his apartment to call 911.
A loss-prevention employee reported a shoplifter attempted to steal a 32-inch television at 6:22 p.m. Nov. 17 from a business in the 1200 block of Brice Road. The employee told police the man ran out the back fire door, so the alarm sounded, and when the employee ran out the door, he saw the man trying to throw the television over a fence. The man dropped the television and ran north toward Main Street, according to the report.
* A man reported his car was stolen between 3 a.m. and 9 a.m. Nov. 23 after he left it running in his driveway in the 6700 block of Rosedale Avenue. He police he was so tired after returning home at 3 a.m. after shopping that he left his car running in the driveway after he pulled out all the packages. Reynoldsburg police said Columbus police reported the car was involved in a crash and had been found abandoned on the side of the road in their jurisdiction.