The Speedway store at 5984 Sawmill Road was the scene of an attempted robbery at 11:37 p.m., Oct. 9, but the employee on duty reportedly refused to open the cash register.
According to a Columbus Division of Police incident report, the suspect -- wearing a black hoodie and gloves and with his face covered -- entered the business carrying a stainless steel handgun and demanded money.
The would-be robber left after a store employee twice refused to comply with the demand.
In other recent incident reports from northwest Columbus:
* A French bulldog valued at $4,900 was stolen at 8:07 p.m. Oct. 11 from a store in the 2600 block of Bethel Road.
The employee who contacted police said the suspect walked around the store for nearly an hour and asked to look at several different puppies before settling on the bulldog.
"(The reporting person) walked towards the counter with the suspect when the suspect suddenly bolted out of the store having not paid for the dog," according to the responding officer's report. "The suspect jumped into a waiting vehicle and fled the area."
* A man and woman, both 24, who live in the 2600 block of Sandbury Boulevard contacted police at 7:56 a.m. Oct. 11 and reported their $23,000 Ford Fusion had been stolen. The car was taken after 10:30 p.m. the previous day.
* Surveying equipment valued at $39,700 was reported stolen at 7:50 a.m. Oct. 9 from a company's work truck that had been parked in the 4100 block of Spice Market North.
The employee who filed the report said the items were removed after he parked the truck at 11:30 the previous evening.
He said he double-checked that the tailgate was locked when he parked the vehicle, but it was open when he went out to it the next morning.
* A 23-year-old man who said he confronted another man about stealing items from a store in the 2000 block of Crown Plaza Drive at 9:39 p.m. Oct. 9 reported he was pushed against a wall and then punched in the face.
The suspect then made off, according to the report, with $20 worth of paper towels, laundry detergent valued at $75 and $50 in laundry softener.
* A 70-year-old woman said her $800 diamond engagement ring and a prescription of OxyContin were stolen from her residence in the 7700 block of Hathaway Park Court at noon Oct. 9.
* A 21-year-old woman told police her ex-boyfriend threatened to "beat her within an inch of her life" and also to beat up her current boyfriend after coming to her apartment in the 2700 block of Bethel Road at 11 a.m. Oct. 9.
The victim said her former boyfriend issued the threats after asking her to get in his car because he wished to speak with her.
* In a report filed at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 9, a 57-year-old man said he twice was confronted by a stranger Oct. 7 on a jogging trail in Antrim Park.
The incident, which took place at 10:30 in the morning, began when the suspect stepped in front of the runner, blocking his path.
That time, the victim said, he jogged around him and kept going, but on the second occasion, under the state Route 315 bridge, when the man stepped in his way he demanded to know what the fellow's problem was.
* A 56-year-old woman summoned police to her residence in the 8100 block of Laramie Place at 2:21 p.m. Oct. 8 after discovering it had been broken into while she was away.
The victim said the burglary occurred between 6 a.m. and 1 p.m. Items stolen were valued at a total of $950, including laptop computers and a television.
* A resident of the 3200 block of Delburn Avenue reported at 11 p.m. Oct. 6 that a $600 handgun had been stolen from his residence.
The victim, a 53-year-old man, said the Glock was taken sometime after March 1.