Grove City police said a clerk at a business in the 3100 block of Broadway called them Oct. 29 after the store was robbed at gunpoint.
The clerk said two men entered the store at 12:45 a.m. and walked up to the counter. One pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded he give them money from the cash register, reports stated. The clerk said he put an unknown amount of money in a plastic bag and handed it to one of the suspects. The two suspects then left the store.
In other recent Grove City police reports:
* Police are investigating reports of counterfeit money being used or found at local businesses.
An employee of a business in the 3100 block of Broadway told police Oct. 20 a man had just attempted to pay using a counterfeit $50 bill.
Police spoke with the customer who forwarded the fake money. He said he owns a vehicle repossession company and had been given the $50 bill earlier that day during a repossession in Columbus, reports stated.
The man said he swiped the bill with a counterfeit detection marker as he usually does, but it did not flag the money as being counterfeit. He said he didn't know the bill was counterfeit until the clerk told him. He said the other bills he received in Columbus all appeared to be genuine, according to reports.
The clerk also forwarded to police five fraudulent $20 bills that had been received over the past six weeks. He said that each time the business received one of the counterfeit bills, the currency was put aside. He said he did not know when the fake money was received.
The loss prevention officer at a store in the 2800 block of London Groveport Road reported two men purchased a heater, some tax-preparation software and a pair of headphones Oct. 18 using counterfeit $10 and $20 dollar bills.
The suspects are believed to have made purchases at other central Ohio locations of the store using counterfeit money, according to reports.
On Oct. 29, a receptionist at a business in the 2000 block of Stringtown Road reported nine counterfeit $100 bills were left on a table in the lobby. She said someone had reported seeing the money on the table and when she went to check she realized the bills were fake because they all had the same serial number.
* Officers responded at 11:10 p.m. Oct. 24 to a trailer park in the 4200 block of Broadway on a report of gunshots.
An anonymous caller reported they heard what sounded like two shots from a shotgun from the area of one of the rows of trailers in the park.
Officers arrived and checked the area on foot to try to determine the validity of the report. While they were in an area behind the row of trailers, the officers heard a loud bang that was consistent with a shotgun blast, reports stated. The blast appeared to be coming from an area that was about 100 feet away from the officers' location.
The officers searched the area but found no one nearby. They spoke with a female resident who said she believed a male neighbor was shooting rounds inside his trailer, according to reports.
While waiting for other units to arrive, the officers took cover behind a row of cars.
Within seconds, the suspect came out of his trailer onto his front porch. Officers immediately ordered him to show his hands. One officer secured the suspect, who appeared to be intoxicated, while the other officer maintained cover of the trailer's open front door, reports stated.
The other officers arrived and searched the trailer to make sure there was no one injured inside. They observed multiple guns, ammunition and alcohol in plain view, including a shotgun on a chair with multiple rounds surrounding it, reports stated. A spent shotgun shell was found on the living room floor.
The suspect was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor count of using weapons while intoxicated, according to reports.
* A resident in the 2300 block of Stargrass Avenue reported Oct. 28 that several tools, valued at $2,630 total, were stolen from a tool box in the bed of his pickup truck, which was parked in his driveway. The man said he discovered the right rear passenger window had been broken out, but the cab was not entered, reports stated. He found the tools missing from the box that he said had been left unlocked.
* A resident in the 3600 block of Gateway Lakes Drive told police a shotgun, video-game console and $300 in cash were stolen Oct. 19 from his apartment. Total loss was $800, reports stated.
* A resident in the 4100 block of Broadway reported a flat-screen television, video game systems and a sound bar were stolen from her home. The theft occurred between 3 p.m. Oct. 19 and 2:58 p.m. Oct. 22 while both the victim and her housemate were away. Total loss was $825.
* A North Carolina man told police a generator, valued at $770, was taken from the bed of his pickup truck between midnight and 8:30 a.m. Oct. 30 while he was staying at a hotel in the 4100 block of Marlane Drive.
* Officers responded Oct. 29 to a business in the 3600 block of Broadway on a report that a man had walked into the store and said he had just been robbed.
The victim, who was intoxicated, told police he had just gotten off a bus and was walking to another bus stop when two men came up from behind him, reports stated. He said one man punched him, causing him to fall to the ground. He said the other suspect grabbed his wallet from his pocket and removed $30 in cash, according to reports. He said the suspects fled and he walked to the gas station then asked the clerk to call police.