Columbus First Bank
Police: Same robber may have struck same branch twice
The man who robbed the Columbus First Bank on Aug. 28 might have robbed the same bank in June.
The most recent robbery occurred at 12:35 p.m. Sept. 1 at the bank, 6877 N. High St.
The robber demanded money from an employee, showed no weapon and left with an undisclosed amount of money.
Witnesses saw him run by the back of Fifth Third Bank, 6895 N. High St., toward Caren Avenue. Officers who arrived on the scene were not able to find him.
Sgt. Mark Marshall said the robber also might have robbed the Columbus First Bank on June 5.
The method of operation was similar, as was the description, according to police.
In both cases, the man wore a fake black moustache and beard, a gray suit jacket, a button-down collared shirt and a hat. This time he also wore blue jeans and dark shoes.
He is white and in his late 40s or early 50s, and he has short dark hair.
Only the height of the suspect was different in the two cases. Witnesses on June 5 said the man was 5 feet, 10 inches to 6 feet tall, weighing 200 pounds.
In the more recent robbery, he was reported to be 5 feet, 7 inches to 5 feet, 9 inches tall. Again, he was reported to weigh 200 pounds.
Anyone with information about the man or the robbery should call Worthington police at 885-4463.