An 18-year-old Columbus man reportedly was kidnapped and robbed outside a restaurant in Westerville on the afternoon of June 6.
According to reports, the man was outside a restaurant on the first block of Maxtown Road when he was approached by a man who claimed he needed help jump-starting his vehicle in a nearby parking lot.
The man convinced the 18-year-old to drive him back to his vehicle and demanded the teen's wallet once in the car.
The teen said he never saw a weapon but assumed the man was armed given "the way he was moving."
According to reports, the man had the teen drive to an ATM and withdraw $300 before instructing him to drive behind a store and hand over his wallet. After a small struggle over the wallet, the teen reportedly told the man he was calling police, convincing the man to leave the vehicle.
The case is under investigation, according to police.
In other recent incident reports from the Westerville Division of Police:
* A 26-year-old Westerville woman was arrested for shoplifting and found to be in possession of suspected drugs and paraphernalia.
According to reports, the woman was seen on security cameras attempting to shoplift from a grocery store on the 100 block of Polaris Parkway on the night of June 9.
When police responded, they found suspected drug material that she admitted was cocaine. Police also found other items associated with drug use, according to the report.
The woman was arrested and charged with shoplifting and possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
* A Westerville resident reported having an American flag stolen from a porch between June 4 and 5. The flag was reported missing from the 400 block of Potomac Avenue.