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Upper Arlington: Two arrested following robbery at Kingsdale store

Upper Arlington police arrested two men last week following a robbery involving a gun at a Kingsdale Center store.

The Upper Arlington Police Division responded Aug. 6 to a report of a robbery in which a man held up a 28-year-old female employee of an AT&T Store, 3086 Kingsdale Center, at gunpoint.

The robbery occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. and the suspect left the area in a Nissan Altima with Michigan license plates, police reports said.

Officers spotted the vehicle a short time later traveling north on Riverside Drive from Fishinger Road.

About 10:45 a.m., UA police stopped the vehicle near Riverside Drive and Bethel Road in Columbus.

Two men were arrested and identified as Montez Brown, 23, of Columbus, and Thomas Sumlin Jr., 22, of Stone Mountain, Ga.

Brown was charged with one count of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, as well as one count of kidnapping, also a first-degree felony.

Sumlin was charged with one count of complicity to aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony.

Police did not say how much money was taken, but both men were taken to the Franklin County jail.

Police said the store clerk sustained "minor" injuries during the incident. The gun used in the robbery was recovered and discovered to be an Airsoft BB pistol.

Anyone with additional information regarding the incident is asked to call Upper Arlington police at 614-583-5160.

In other recent Upper Arlington Police Division reports:

• A bicycle valued at $1,500 was taken from a garage in the 2100 block of Ellington Road at 8:50 p.m. Aug. 10 by an unknown, white man.

• A tip jar containing an undisclosed amount of money was stolen from the drive-through window of a coffee shop in the 1300 block of West Lane Avenue at 2 p.m. Aug. 10 by an unknown, white man who allegedly took the jar from the edge of the window and drove away.

• Two boys bicycles, each valued at $250, were stolen from a driveway in the 1800 block of Cambridge Boulevard between 4:15 and 5 p.m. Aug. 9.

• A man in the 3100 block of Brandon Road reported someone threw eggs on his vehicle while it was parked in his driveway between 12:30 a.m. and 7:28 a.m. Aug. 9.

• For the second time in a week, a woman in the 2700 block of Coventry Road reported someone threw eggs on her vehicle while it was parked in front of her home between 11 p.m. Aug. 8 and 6 a.m. Aug. 9.

• A Perrysburg man's vehicle was spray painted with the words "ram me" and "nuts" while it was parked in the 1800 block of Baldridge Road between 8 p.m. Aug. 7 and 8 p.m. Aug. 8.

• An Upper Arlington resident reported at 7:30 a.m. Aug. 8 that someone wrote obscenities in spray paint on the roadway at the intersection of Tewksbury and Coventry roads.

• Officials at Jones Middle School, 2100 Arlington Ave., reported someone spray painted an image of male genitalia on the school's track between 9 p.m. Aug. 7 and 6:45 a.m. Aug. 8.

• An Upper Arlington woman reported her vehicle was scratched while it was parked in an athletic field parking lot at Upper Arlington High School, 1650 Ridgeview Road, between 8 and 10 a.m. Aug. 8.

• A woman in the 2700 block of River Park Drive reported she paid $430 to an unknown man who said he was from a driveway sealant company to perform sealing services at 12:40 p.m. Aug. 7 but he never returned to do the work.

• A resident in the 3100 block of Northwest Boulevard was arrested and charged with aggravated menacing after allegedly making a "physical threat involving a firearm" toward a neighbor at 4:45 p.m. Aug. 6.

• A cement-cutting saw valued at $1,180 was stolen from the bed of a Plain City man's truck while it was parked in the 1930 block of Hillside Drive between 4:30 and 5:10 p.m. Aug. 4.