An undisclosed amount of cash was taken at 12:31 p.m. Feb. 1 during an armed robbery at Fifth Third Bank in the Graceland Shopping Center.
Officers responded to an electronic alarm from the branch, located inside the Kroger store, the responding officer noted.
The officer was told by tellers that an unknown suspect displayed a note, pulled out a firearm and instructed them to empty the cash drawer. The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash in an unknown direction after exiting the bank, reports said.
In other recent Clintonville-area police reports:
* A man who lives in the 300 block of Fenway Road told officers at 5:45 p.m. Jan. 30 that, five days earlier, he thought he was depositing a check for $3,500 for being a secret shopper for Walmart and Kroger.
The man said his bank cleared the check, then notified him it was fraudulent. The man said he was contacted via email about the secret-shopper jobs.
* A homeless man was charged with trespassing and menacing at 3:46 p.m. Jan. 30 after allegedly refusing to leave Giant Eagle, 2801 N. High St. Officers were summoned by an employee of the store regarding the suspect, who previously had been issued a warning to stay off the premises. As he was being taken into custody, the suspect allegedly threatened officers.
* A woman who lives in the first block of Crestview Road reported an incident of theft from her mailbox at 3:25 p.m. Jan. 30. The victim said she became aware of the crime after being notified of suspicious activity by an official with her bank.
* A resident of the 500 block of East Cooke Road told police Jan. 30 he did not write a check for $100,000 to Boggie Tec LLC. The man said he received a call Jan. 26 from a representative of his bank asking if he had issued a check in that amount two days earlier.
"After speaking with the fraud analyst, I told her that I have not written any checks in that amount and that the transaction is fraudulent/unauthorized," the man stated in the report. "The fraud analyst also mentioned that there had been an attempt to create an online banking log-in account via my account number and Social Security number."
* A woman said a check she wrote Jan. 20 and mailed from the Beechwold Post Office apparently was stolen. In a report filed Jan. 30, the woman said the check for $99.50 was altered to be payable to a different individual and for $837.27.
* In a report filed at 12:54 p.m. Jan. 29, a man said a $700 handgun had been stolen from his residence in the 4200 block of Olentangy Boulevard. The firearm was last seen around six months ago and was located in a lunchbox in an upstairs bedroom, according to the complaint. The lunchbox was still in its original location in the home and no signs of forced entry were found, reports said. It appears to have been taken by people living in the home in the past, the man said.
* Two rings, together worth $1,500, were stolen from a business in the 500 block of Oakland Park Avenue, according to a report filed at 9:54 a.m. Jan. 29. The victim said two men who allegedly were picking out jewelry for "Grammy" made off with the items Jan. 24.
* Two cases of beer, together valued at $36.98, were stolen between 12:15 and 12:32 a.m. Jan. 25 from a business in the 3300 block of Indianola Avenue.