A 43-year-old Pataskala man told Whitehall police he and his teenage son were robbed in the parking lot of a business in the 5200 block of East Main Street at 3 p.m. Jan. 20.
The man told police he and his son agreed via cellphone app to meet another man and sell a video-game console to him.
The victim said once he and the suspect arrived at the site, the suspect took the console, ran to his car and attempted to drive away.
The Pataskala man grabbed onto the suspect's car and was dragged alongside it, police said.
A passenger in the suspect's vehicle reportedly implied he had a gun and threatened to shoot the man.
The suspect then drove north on Fountain Lane.
A witness to the robbery followed the suspect's car but lost sight of it at East Livingston Avenue and Country Club Drive and was not able to obtain a license-plate number, reports said.
The Pataskala man, his son and the witness gave consistent accounts of the incident and the descriptions of the suspects, according to reports.
In other recent Whitehall police reports:
* Police arrested a 14-year-old Columbus juvenile for receiving stolen property after the juvenile was found in a stolen vehicle at 12:55 p.m. Jan. 22 in the 700 block of Valerie Lane, according to reports.
* Police arrested a 20-year-old man for discharging firearms at 11:40 p.m. Jan. 17 in the 4200 block of East Broad Street.
* Police arrested a 36-year-old man for disorderly conduct and a 28-year-old man for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at 11:15 p.m. Jan. 19 in the 300 block of South Hamilton Road.
* Burglaries were reported at 2:20 p.m. Jan. 18 in the 3600 block of East Main Street; at 10:30 p.m. Jan. 21 in the 4200 block of Beechlawn Road; at 2:45 p.m. Jan. 23 in the 900 block of Rose Place; at 3:05 p.m. Jan. 23 in the 4100 block of Medway Avenue; and at 4:15 p.m. Jan. 23 in the 900 block of Karl Street.
* Thefts were reported at 2 p.m. Jan. 17 in the 300 block of South Yearling Road; at 4:05 p.m. Jan. 18 in the 600 block of Westphal Avenue; at 2:05 p.m. Jan. 20 in the 3600 block of East Main Street; at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 21 in the 5200 block of East Main Street; at 4 p.m. Jan. 23 in the 800 block of South Hamilton Road; and at 11:35 p.m. Jan. 23 in the 4200 block of Rickenbacker Avenue.
* Assaults were reported at 2:10 a.m. Jan. 21 in the 4700 block of East Main Street; at 7:35 a.m. Jan. 21 at East Main Street and Collingwood Avenue; and at 9:05 a.m. Jan. 22 in the 100 block of North Hamilton Road.
* Vehicles were reported stolen at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21 in the 4400 block of Doney Street; at 11:10 a.m. Jan. 22 in the first block of Parklawn Boulevard; at 11:25 a.m. Jan. 22 in the 4900 block of Vanderbilt Drive; at 4:45 p.m. Jan. 24 in the 4200 block of Doney Street; and at 8:30 p.m. Jan. 23 in the 4700 block of East Broad Street.