The Westerville Division of Police are investigating an attempted robbery that was reported at 2:16 a.m. Jan. 16 at a business in the 600 block of Cleveland Avenue.
According to reports, a man laid down a note at the pharmacy counter stating, "I need five bottles of Promethazine or codeine 5 Percocets -- if you comply no one gets hurt." He gestured toward a bag, which may have contained a weapon, according to reports.
The man did not gain access to any narcotics or cash and fled before officers arrived at the scene, reports stated. Officers checked several businesses in the surrounding area and could not locate the suspect.
In other recent reports from the Westerville Division of Police:
* A Westerville business owner in the 400 block of Old Worthington Road contacted police Jan. 29 to report a theft from his business accounts. He said $3,924 worth of fraudulent checks had been written from one account. He said a separate account had $8,982 worth of activity involving fraudulent checks and has no idea where the checks and deposits are coming from, according to reports. No further action has been taken by police.
* A 22-year-old Columbus resident attempted to pass a counterfeit $100 bill at a store at 8:30 p.m. Jan. 27 on West Schrock Road. She claimed she made a withdrawal from a bank in the 600 block of State Street and that the teller must have given her a counterfeit bill. The incident is under investigation, according to reports.