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Customer's arrival halts robbery

Two masked men attempted to rob a local business by holding a gun to an employee's head last week.

Officers were dispatched Dec. 2 to FasLube, 2020 Livingston Ave., on report of an armed robbery. An employee said two masked men, one with a firearm, entered the business from the north side entrance. The man with the gun held it to the back of the employee's neck.

The two men demanded money, but were scared away before getting it when a customer pulled up in the parking lot, according to the police report. The employee said the men fled on foot, running east from the front of the building, then north behind the building.

One of the suspects was described as 6 feet tall with blue eyes and freckles. He was wearing all black clothing.

The second suspect was dressed in a black and orange outfit, black hat and black mask and possibly had brown eyes, according to the report.

In other Reynoldsburg police reports:

• An officer responded Dec. 4 to Waggoner Road Junior High, 360 S. Waggoner Road, because one student told another student by text message "u r going to get shot."

The reporting officer said he spoke to the boy who sent the text message and the student said he was just joking and was not going to act on his comments.

The officer said the student's mother arrived at the school and said she "constantly cleans (her son's) room" and assured the officer the boy did not have a gun.

The principal told police the student who made the threats would be suspended. The boy was charged with a juvenile count of aggravated menacing.

• Officers were dispatched Dec. 4 on reports that a man had fired a gun, shattering a window in the front door of a home in 6500 block of San Miguel Place.

Investigation showed the glass had been broken by a rock, not a bullet.

The reporting officer said another officer witnessed a gray car leaving the area after the gunshot, then pulled the vehicle over and handcuffed the driver. According to police reports, he was later identified as the brother of the woman who reported the incident.

She told police her child's father had come to the house "waving a blackish gray handgun in the air, saying that he was going to shoot her and her family." She told police she threatened to call police and the man picked up a rock and threw it at the front door, breaking the glass as he was leaving.

• The manager of a business in the 8800 block of East Broad Street reported an assault by an employee Dec. 5, police said. The manager said she was talking to the employee about her work performance when they began arguing. She said they both went into the office so the argument did not affect customers, but the argument became more heated.

The manager said she fired the employee, who began cursing, before hitting the manager in the left side of her mouth, splitting her lip and causing it to bleed.

The reporting officer said the employee indicated during initial attempts to contact her that she wanted to tell her side of the story, but additional attempts to reach her were unsuccessful. The assault is still under investigation.

• A woman said someone shattered the driver's side window of her car between 10 p.m. Dec. 1 and 12:30 p.m. Dec. 2 while it was parked in the 7800 block of Cheriton Circle. She told police a stereo with a built-in television was missing from the vehicle.

Police were dispatched to another car break-in at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 2, again in the 7800 block of Cheriton Circle. The reporting officer said a window was broken out of a vehicle and the stereo was missing.

Another car break-in occurred the same day, between 11:30 a.m. and midnight Dec. 2 in the 7700 block of Amelia Drive. The owner told police he noticed a passenger-side window had been broken when he was leaving for work. He said someone had pulled out the dash trim piece surrounding the radio and attempted to steal the radio but was unable to get it out of the dash.

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