A resident in the 3300 block of Highland Street told police April 4 he believes he was the victim of an attempted Internet scam.

A resident in the 3300 block of Highland Street told police April 4 he believes he was the victim of an attempted Internet scam.

The man said on March 26, his computer was corrupted by a virus and wouldn't work properly. He then received an offer for antivirus protection from a company for $39. He said he believed the offer was legitimate and forwarded a payment for the protection.

On April 6, the resident received a call from a man claiming to be an employee of the company. The employee said he had accidentally made two transactions totaling $400 into the Grove City man's account and requested the man to reimburse him by wiring him the money.

The Grove City man told police he became suspicious at that point, checked his bank account and discovered someone had used his credit card to complete the two transactions for $400 as a cash advance into his checking account.

The card and account have been canceled. The man told police he had not agreed to or complied with the request made by the unknown caller.

In other recent incident reports from the Grove City Division of Police:

* An Orient man reported his van, valued at $5,000, was stolen April 3 while he was shopping at a store in the 1600 block of Stringtown Road.

The man said he drove to the store about 6 p.m. and was away from his van for about 30 minutes.

A surveillance video showed a car pulled up to the van about 6:13 p.m. Two men exited the car and one of them gained entry to the van through the passenger-side sliding door. The car and van then were driven off toward Stringtown Road.

* An employee of a cable company told police miscellaneous phone and cable tools and an impact drill were stolen overnight April 1 and 2 from his work van while it was parked in the 3300 block of Heritage Glen Drive. The total value of the stolen items was about $1,100, according to the police report.

The man said entry to the van was gained by removing the locks on both the passenger- and driver-side doors.

* A resident in the 4400 block of Orangeberry Drive reported two pistols, valued at a total of $800, were stolen between March 25 and March 31 from his home. The man told police a relative who had been arrested April 6 by Grove City police on an outstanding warrant and was held in the Franklin County Jail admitted to him in a phone conversation that he had taken the weapons and traded them for heroin.

* An employee of a company in the 3600 block of Gantz Road reported $700 in cash was stolen from a storage cabinet in a break room. The money was removed by cutting open a locked bank bag that was kept inside the cabinet, according to the report. The theft occurred between 10 a.m. April 1 and 8:30 a.m. April 4.

* A minister from a Jamestown church told police that several checks made out to his church for a total of $500 were stolen from his pickup truck April 3 while he was attending a birthday party at a business in the 4300 block of Broadway. The man said he was away from his vehicle from about 2:30 to 3:42 p.m. A window on the truck was shattered to gain entry, causing $150 in damage, according to the police report.

* An employee of a Troy, Michigan, company reported a motor and digger belonging to the business were stolen overnight April 1 and 2 from his pickup truck. The theft occurred while the vehicle was parked in the 2800 block of Toth Place. Total loss was $420, according to the report.