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Police say same woman robbed DQ, pizza shop

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Worthington police believe this woman robbed both the Dairy Queen and a Cottage Inn Pizza within 15 minutes of each other Wednesday morning, July 9.

A woman is believed to have robbed a Dairy Queen and a Cottage Inn Pizza within 15 minutes Wednesday morning, July 9.

At 10:29 a.m., she walked into the Worthington Dairy Queen, 920 High St., and demanded cash. She had a dark semiautomatic pistol in her waistband.

The cashier complied, and the woman fled.

At 10:40 a.m., a woman with a similar description used the same method to rob Cottage Inn Pizza, 8317 Market Exchange Drive, near Sancus Boulevard and Lazelle Road.

The two locations are about two miles apart.

"It seems like the same person," Worthington police Lt. Jerry Strait said.

No arrests had been made as of Monday, July 14.

Both Columbus and Worthington police are investigating.

The suspect is described as a stocky white female between 25 and 33 years old, with brown hair, wearing a ball cap, sunglasses, blue jeans and a white sweatshirt with a pink logo. During the pizza-shop robbery, she wore a bandanna around her head.

Anyone with information is asked to call Worthington police at 614-885-44634.