Grove City police said two businesses were robbed by suspects who acted as if they were carrying guns.

Grove City police said two businesses were robbed by suspects who acted as if they were carrying guns.

A business in the 2500 block of Southwest Boulevard was robbed just after 9 p.m. Nov. 13. An employee told police he was making coffee when the suspect came into the store and told him he would shoot him in the head if he activated a burglar alarm. He then told a second employee who had walked in from a back room to get on the ground or he would be shot, according to the report.

The suspect told the first employee to give him money from the register. After getting about $150 in cash, the suspect told the employee to get on the ground then fled the store, reports stated. The employees did not see whether the suspect left in a vehicle or on foot.

They said the suspect kept his left hand inside his pants pocket insinuating he had a weapon.

The suspect was described as a white male, about 25 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing about 170 pounds.

The second incident occurred about 8:20 p.m. Nov. 14 in the 3000 block of Turnberry Court. A man demanded money from the register and left after getting about $500.

The manager told police the robber was dressed in a black hoodie, dark pants and a black or dark-colored scarf that bandanna that covered most of his face. He described the man as being a white male, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, reports said.

He said the robber kept his right hand in a jacket pocket, although he never mentioned having a gun.

In other recent Grove City police reports:

* Two businesses filed separate reports that employees had used company vehicles without proper authorization.

A company located in the 4000 block of Broadway reported Nov. 15 an employee had not returned a work van.

A company representative told police the 39-year-old employee last contacted the business on Nov. 10 while he was in Dayton to make a delivery. He said he was going to try to borrow money to pay for gas because he had no money or credit cards with him.

The van is valued at $30,000, reports stated. Its contents included a mobile phone, tablet and miscellaneous tools and dollies.

An employee of a Reynoldsburg company who was helping to make deliveries but was not authorized to drive the delivery truck drove away between 8 and 9 p.m. Nov. 15 from a business in the 3200 block of Urbancrest Industrial Drive, according to reports.

The truck, valued at $30,000, was involved in a hit-skip accident in Grove City a short time later, reports stated.

The company only became aware the truck was missing after it was involved in the accident. The 27-year-old suspect, a Columbus man, was not located.

* A resident in the 2600 block of Bryan Circle told police his car, valued at $20,000, was stolen from his driveway between 10 p.m. Nov. 13 and 5 a.m. Nov. 14. He told police the car was unlocked and its keys were laying on the front seat.

The car was recovered at 7:15 a.m. Nov. 14 on Geyerwood Court at Hunting Creek Drive. An anonymous caller had reported the vehicle was partially blocking Geyerwood, reports stated.

* A car stolen out of Columbus was recovered Nov. 14 in the 2900 block of Wynridge Drive. Residents told police the car had been parked on their street for the last two days, but they had not seen who had driven the vehicle. The car, valued at $17,000, was returned to its owner, a Pickerington woman.

* Three employees of a Burlington, Kentucky, company told police a large quantity of tools were stolen from two work vans between 11 p.m. Nov. 15 and 6:30 a.m. Nov. 16 while they were staying at a hotel in the 3900 block of Jackpot Road. Total loss was $10,000, reports stated.

* The district manager of a store in the 5900 block of Hoover Road told police an employee had stolen $7,751 in money he was supposed to deposit at a bank. The money was stolen between 8 a.m. Nov. 5 and 10 p.m. Nov. 8.

Although no charges have been filed, the district manager said store video shows the employee leaving the business with the money he was supposed to deposit, reports stated.

* Officers responded late in the evening of Nov. 10 to several reports of vehicles being broken into at three locations on Stringtown Road.

An Ashville woman told police when she left work at a business in the 2000 block of Stringtown, she discovered the rear passenger window of her car had been broken and a purse, makeup and clothing were stolen. Total value of the stolen property was $107, reports stated.

A Hilliard woman reported someone attempted to enter her car parked at the same business. Someone tried to break a passenger side window, but the window did not shatter because the window tint held the glass in place. A hole was made in the glass, causing $200 damage.

A Grove City woman said a computer, valued at $600, was stolen from her car while it was parked at a business in the 2100 block of Stringtown. A passenger side window was broken out, causing $200 in damage.

A Grove City man told police a laptop computer, valued at $1,500, and a gym bag containing clothing valued at $100 was stolen from his car parked at a business in the 2300 block of Stringtown. A passenger side window was broken to gain entry, causing $200 in damage.

* A Jackson man told police drills, a saw and batteries were stolen Nov. 15 from his van while it was parked in the 2800 block of London-Groveport Road. Total loss was $1,610.

* An officer responded at 2:38 p.m. Nov. 11 to the 3500 block of Broadway on a report of a man falling out of a car.

Police discovered the man was the owner of a store on Broadway that had been robbed of a carton of cigarettes by the driver of the car. The police report did not give an indication of why the store owner was in the car.

An officer who had seen the man fall out of the car chased the suspect vehicle, but was unable to catch it due to its high rate of speed. The car was later located unoccupied in the 2500 block of Snowtip Lane.

The carton of cigarettes was valued at $63, reports stated.

* An employee of a business in the 2000 block of Stringtown Road told police she gave $450 to a woman Nov. 13 after receiving a phone call from someone who falsely claimed to be the manager.

The employee reported the caller said she owed her granddaughter $450 and directed the employee to take the money out of the safe and give it to her granddaughter who would be stopping by shortly.

A woman entered the business and took the money from the employee. The employee said the woman stood about 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighed about 125 pounds and wore a black hoodie and jeans, reports stated. She left the area in a car driven by a man.