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Westerville: Two gunmen rob McDonald's early Monday morning

Wednesday May 22, 2013 10:22 AM

The McDonald's fast food restaurant at 4435 Executive Parkway was robbed at 4 a.m. Monday, May 20, Blendon Township police reported.

According to police reports, two men entered the restaurant, held employees at gunpoint and ordered them to provide cash.

The employees were then ordered to lie on the floor while the two men escaped on foot with an undisclosed amount of money, police said. No vehicle was seen.

Employees told police the men were black and wore bandannas over their faces. One was dressed in black pants and a black hooded sweatshirt, and the other was dressed in a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Blendon Township police ask anyone who may have information on the robbery or the suspects to call them at 614-882-8500.

In recent incident reports from the Westerville Division of Police:

* Peter Miller, 39, of 848 E. Main St. in Columbus, was arrested and charged with felony theft for giving a false name to receive hospital services and medication.

According to police, Miller arrived at the OhioHealth emergency room, 260 Polaris Parkway, at 4:30 p.m. May 6 complaining of abdominal pain and asking for pain medication.

He was administered basic medical treatment and pain medication, police said.

A physician's assistant recognized Miller as having patronized Riverside Hospital's emergency room a few days before with similar complaints.

OhioHealth staff used surveillance to confirm that it was the same man using a different name, and they called police.

According to reports, Miller received about $1,000 worth of care.

He was taken to the Delaware County jail and a request for indictment was sent to a grand jury.

* A Westerville City School District bus driver was cited for failure to control after she struck a utility pole at 12:36 p.m. May 13 on Schrock Road near the Westerville Square shopping center. The driver was making a left turn from a private drive onto Schrock Road when she struck the pole, according to police reports.

There were no passengers on the bus, and no one was injured, reports said.

* A 38-year-old man and a 35-year-old female were arrested and charged with theft a 12:20 a.m. May 14 for attempting to steal $950 worth of merchandise from a store in the first block of West Schrock Road.

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