A Pickerington man reported being robbed at gunpoint while trying to sell shoes to a man in Westerville.
According to Westerville police reports, the man met with someone in the first block of Treva Court around 10 p.m. July 22 to carry out a transaction after contacting someone online about selling a pair of shoes.
When the man arrived on the scene with his cousin, the suspect walked out of a house and met them at the car, according to reports. When he handed the victim $80, the victim reportedly told him the money was "obviously counterfeit," reports stated.
At that point, the man reportedly pulled out a handgun, took the shoes and pointed the weapon at the driver, yelling at him to "get out of here," according to reports.
The victims called police and gave them the man's information from the online marketplace Offer Up, along with the phone number and address he gave them.
Police are investigating the case.
In other recent incident reports from the Westerville Division of Police:
* Multiple people were charged with drug crimes and other charges after police responded to a report of shoplifting.
Police responded to a store in the 100 block of Polaris Parkway on the afternoon of July 23 on a report that three men and one woman stole an air mattress and other items.
Officers eventually found the four suspects and discovered that they possessed suspected drugs including suspected heroin along with drug paraphernalia, weapons and other stolen items in the vehicle.
A 34-year-old Gahanna man was arrested and charged with drug trafficking, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug abuse instruments and possession of drug paraphernalia, and had multiple felony warrants for his arrest, reports stated.
A 30-year-old man from Marengo was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to reports.
A 31-year-old Columbus man was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and a 29-year-old woman from Cardington was charged with one count of theft.
* A Westerville man reported someone had hacked holes in a concessions trailer owned by a youth sports organization.
According to reports, the man discovered two holes in the trailer that "looked to have been done by an ax or hatchet" around midnight July 17 in the 300 block of Huber Village Boulevard.
The owners of the trailer reported the damage was around $2,000, reports stated.
Police have no suspects.