A 21-year-old man was transported to Dublin Methodist Hospital at 12:43 a.m. July 31 after he said he was attacked and robbed near the intersection of Smoky Row Road and Plains Boulevard.

The victim told an officer he was walking to a friend's home when the suspect approached him from behind. "Victim states the suspect attempted to grab his wallet, and a struggle ensued between both parties," the officer wrote. "Victim states the suspect then retrieved a knife and began cutting him as well as biting him. Victim states the suspect then took off with the listed property."

The amount taken was $75 in cash.

* In other Northwest Columbus police reports:

* A resident of the 7800 block of Fairwind Drive contacted police at 5:45 a.m. Aug. 3 after receiving an online extortion attempt. "The complainant stated that at the listed date and time the witness received an online communication from the suspect demanding money, with the threat of releasing a compromising video of the victim if the money was not paid to the suspect," the report stated.

* A 22-year-old man who lives in the 600 block of Jasonway Avenue said his $8,000 automobile and a $1,300 laptop computer were stolen in a burglary that took place between 2 and 5 p.m. Aug. 1.

* An official with a store in the Mall at Tuttle Crossing filed a report July 31 at 4:27 p.m. accusing an employee of processing fake returns of merchandise and pocketing the cash. The scheme, according to the report, occurred between May 22 and July 16. The amount involved was listed at $358.96.

* The property manager of an apartment complex in the 3300 block of West Dublin Granville Road said furniture tossed into the closed, private pool by three suspects might cost approximately $30,000 if it needs to be replaced. The act of vandalism by the trio of trespassers was reported July 29 at 1:27 p.m., but took place between 10 p.m. July 24 and 1:15 the following morning.