Police responded to two reports last week of armed robberies in which young people were assaulted and robbed while walking home.
The first occurred when a boy said two people armed with guns stole his phone at 4 p.m. Feb. 1 when he was on Commons Road South while walking home from Reynoldsburg High School, 6699 E. Livingston Ave. The boy described the two people as black male juveniles, possibly 17 years old, wearing all black clothes.
Using a "find my phone" app, the phone was tracked to Rosehill Road and Gillette Road. The suspects may have driven away in a red Chevy Equinox, according to the police report.
In the second incident, a woman told police at 5:38 p.m. Feb. 2 that while her son was walking on Pickering Drive, someone "wearing a black ski mask" hit him on the head with a gun and stole his white Nike Air Jordan shoes.
The boy described his assailant as "a light-skinned black male" who wore black pants with a white stripe down the leg. The suspect was last seen running toward Brice Road on Livingston Avenue according to the police report.
In other Reynoldsburg police reports:
* Officers located a 3-year-old girl in the 8900 block of Trinity Circle after a caller said the child was walking alone on the sidewalk "chasing the caller's dog."
Officers responded to the call at 5:17 p.m. Jan. 30. They located the girl's grandmother and brought the child home, then talked to her father.
According to the police report, he "admitted he had been drinking," but said he left three people at home in charge of the little girl while he walked around the block. No charges were filed.
* Officers responded to a burglary-in-progress call but found an intoxicated and confused "burglar" trying to get into a house he thought was his at 6:15 a.m. Jan. 28 in the 6900 block of Bartlett Road.
The caller said her husband was trying to talk to the man while he attempted to get into the house. Officers ended up giving the man a ride home to his actual residence in the same block of Bartlett Road.
* A woman told police at 2:31 p.m. Jan. 30 a man had "acted aggressive" toward her Jan. 29 while she walked at Blacklick Park, 6975 E. Livingston Ave. She said the man "was yelling and swinging dumbbells at her," according to the police report.
* A Greenbush Drive resident told police someone broke into her home by breaking out a bathroom window sometime before 12:41 a.m. Jan. 30. She said two television sets are missing. The reporting officer said he found a police baton and flashlight in the backyard, which the woman said belonged in the garage. The officer took the items back to the police department to check them for fingerprints.