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Reynoldsburg: Police investigating armed robbery

Reynoldsburg police are investigating a July 5 armed robbery at the Speedway gas station, 6312 E. Main St.

An employee said he was behind the cash register when two black males entered the store. One was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt pulled up over his mouth and nose. The other was wearing a "Jason" style mask.

According to the police report, the man in the sweatshirt ordered the employee to "Give me the money, Cuz" and said, "I'm not scared to shoot."

The men got away with $227 in cash, then fled westbound, according to the report.

In other Reynoldsburg police reports:

* A woman said a man exposed himself to her at 2 p.m. July 5 in the 2100 block of Commons Road South.

She told police she had been cleaning her car in the parking lot in front of her home when she noticed a black man standing at the northwest corner of her building with his pants down.

She said she yelled at him and told him she was going to call the police. He then ran from the area.

She said he was wearing long black gym shorts, a white T-shirt and a teal-color jacket, according to the report.

* Officers seized a loaded handgun and charged a man who has a concealed-carry permit with improperly handling a firearm July 6 after they stopped his vehicle in the 1100 block of Lancaster Avenue.

The reporting officer said he stopped the driver for going 43 mph in a 25 mph zone but the man failed to notify him that he had a weapon in the car.

The officer seized a loaded Smith & Wesson handgun and arrested the man, who was later released on a summons.

* A man told police at 3:30 a.m. July 7 someone had pried open the back door at his residence in the 2200 block of Ayers Drive.

He said he woke up because his dog was barking. When he went downstairs, he found his back door pried open and two front window screens cut open. He said nothing was missing but the estimated cost to repair the damages was $500.

Police found a garden hoe at the scene that did not belong to the homeowner and it may have been used to pry open the door.