Grove City police responded Oct. 30 to a business in the 3800 block of Southwest Boulevard on a report of an attempted theft that occurred Oct. 28.
A supervisor told police someone entered the business around 10:15 p.m. Oct. 28 and attempted to steal three televisions, reports stated.
According to the supervisor, the person logged onto a forklift in order to drive it. The company's forklifts have GPS units installed to track all movements of the machines. The supervisor provided police with a map of the person's movements on the forklift.
The map shows the would-be thief drove the forklift to the television aisle, then to a door that leads to the outside before leaving it at another area inside the building, according to reports.
An alarm sounded at the exit door and loss prevention officers responded. They found three televisions sitting outside the door and they noticed a vehicle driving slowly toward them in the parking lot, reports stated. The vehicle then sped up and left the site, apparently after the driver saw the loss-prevention officers standing by the televisions.
There have been no charges filed in the case.
In other recent Grove City police reports:
* A resident in the 4200 block of Beechgrove Drive reported Oct. 29 that her car, valued at $42,000, had been stolen overnight. The woman's boyfriend told police he parked the car on the street in front of the house at midnight. The couple noticed the car was missing at 10:37 a.m. and found that one of two sets of keys for the car was missing.
* The construction manager for a Lewis Center company reported Oct. 25 several lighting fixtures and hand tools had been stolen from a house under construction in the 4700 block of Hirth Hill Road West.
* An Indiana man reported a book bag containing a laptop computer and two jump drives was stolen Nov. 1 from his car while he was having dinner at a business in the 1600 block of Stringtown Road.
Total loss was $950, according to reports.
* A Bethel man told police Oct. 31 a gun, valued at $500, and $30 in cash had been stolen overnight from his pickup truck while he was staying at a hotel in the 4100 block of Marlane Drive. Someone entered the truck by breaking a passenger-side window.
* An Atlanta woman staying at a hotel in the 3900 block of Jackpot Road told police her bag, containing a cellphone and $45 in cash, was stolen from the hotel's dining area. The woman said the theft occurred shortly after 6:45 a.m. when she left the bag under her table while she went to the food-service area. When she got back to the table, the bag was gone and she reported the theft to hotel staff.
The hotel's surveillance video shows a man enter the lobby and go into the dining area, reports stated. He walked into the food-service area, acting as if he was getting something to drink, then walked back into the dining area.
The video shows him grabbing the bag and stuffing it under his sweatshirt as he left the hotel, according to reports.