Upper Arlington News

No arrests yet in armed robbery at UA home


Upper Arlington police are still searching for a man who allegedly forced his way into Sunset Drive home in the middle of the afternoon on Jan. 8 and robbed a woman of jewelry.

Upper Arlington Police Det. Kurt Bowman said the incident occurred at approximately 2:20 p.m. in the 3400 block of Sunset Drive.

The suspect is described as a white man with a thin build, approximately 5-feet, 10-inches tall with short blond hair. He said the man rang the bell and forced his way inside after a woman who was home alone answered the front door.

Bowman said the woman was knocked to the ground as the man entered; he then produced a gun and demanded jewelry.

"As soon as she opened the door a crack, he forced himself in," Bowman said. "We still have an undetermined amount of jewelry, but it seems he mostly took what she was wearing."

Bowman said the woman sustained "very minor injuries" from being knocked down. She reported the man smelled of cigarette smoke and was seen driving away in a dark-colored Toyota Prius or similar vehicle.

Anyone with information about the case, or who sees a black or dark-colored Prius or similar vehicle that isn't typically in the area, is asked to call the Upper Arlington Police Department at 614-583-5160.

"We don't want anyone to approach this person since there could be some violent tendencies there," Bowman said. "We've got a good idea it was a Prius. Any kind of suspicious activity, we'd like to hear from the public."