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Worthington: Bank robbed by man with semiautomatic handgun

The FC Bank, 5858 N. High St., was robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash at 3:19 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3.

The robber walked up to the teller's counter, showed a black semiautomatic handgun and demanded cash, according to Worthington police.

Worthington Police Lt. Jerry Strait said he believes the man approached and left through the alley behind the bank.

He kept his head down, preventing a clear surveillance photo of his face, Strait said.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned black male, 5 feet, 8 inches tall and approximately 30 years old. He was wearing a dark-colored winter coat over a dark, hoodie-style sweatshirt and a ball cap.

Anyone with information should call Worthington police at 614-885-4463.

In other Worthington police incident reports:

* Police were called to break up a fight among three women at a service station in the 7100 block of North High Street at 7:52 p.m. Jan. 31.

One of the women was arrested because she was intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle with a child on board. She also was wanted on a warrant in Licking County.

* A 9-mm semiautomatic handgun was found in the restroom of a coffee shop in the 7100 block of North High Street at 8:27 a.m. Jan. 31. It was not believed to be stolen and was impounded at the police station.

* A student reported items were stolen from the weight room at Thomas Worthington High School between 3 and 3:30 p.m. Jan. 30. On the same day, an iPhone and a wallet were stolen from a locked gym locker at the school between 11:20 and 11:45 a.m.

* A resident of the 800 block of Middlebury Drive reported that someone made unauthorized charges on his credit card for the past two-and-a-half years to pay for a storage unit on Busch Boulevard.

* Someone gained entry into an apartment in the 800 block of Hartford Street between Jan. 24 and 29. There were no signs of force, and nothing was stolen.

* An air-conditioning unit was stolen from the rear of a business in the 6400 block of Huntley Road overnight Jan. 27.

* A resident of the 300 block of Whitney Avenue was cited by the building department for having improperly secured downspouts.